We’re going to take a brief pause from daguerreotype boyfriends to consider a classic portrait of a daguerreotype girlfriend.
What do you think about this newly-discovered portrait of a supposed Emily Dickinson? Does the likeness hold?
Teenage Emily Dickinson, meet adult Emily Dickinson….maybe.
A new photograph has surfaced in Amherst that reportedly shows Emily Dickinson in her mid-twenties. Her dress is apparently out of fashion for the time,1859, but that’s in keeping with her personality: “I’m so old fashioned, Darling, that all your friends would stare.”
“Emily Dickinson gets a new look in recovered photograph” [The Guardian]