In costume in New Bedford

An oar appears for the second time on this blog in this group tableau from New Bedford, Massachusetts.  The cabinet card was made at John O’Neil’s studio in the Hastings’ Building.  The girls are all wearing the same classical costume, with one resting her hand on the oar, suggesting it was a symbolic part of their ensemble and not just a studio prop.

New Bedford is a coastal city with a large harbor.

New Bedford girls 2



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