Don't you love this wonderful photo of three women posed in a rowboat? Unlike formal nineteenth century portraits, these women are posed in a whimsical setting—a wooden rowboat. Despite the casual situation, they all look a bit ill at ease! Maybe they're worried that they won't get far with only one oar? Each woman wears a serious expression, but the woman in the middle reveals her sense of humor by waving a white handkerchief in the air. Is she waving bon voyage or SOS?
Posing c. 1910, these women are dressed for cooler weather. The woman at the left wears a fur stole draped around her shoulders. Jackets or wraps obscure the details of their outfits, but each woman wears a heavily decorated hat. Hats of this period were typically decorated with feathers, flowers, ribbon, and other natural or invented embellishment.