c. 1870. Photograph with curved top, about 8-1/2 inches wide by 5-5/8 inches at its tallest point, mounted on cardboard. No identifying marks. Lower right corner of backing missing, but photo intact. Item #31499
The women appear to be school teachers. In front of them is a low table with school bells and packages of paper. (One of the reams is turned so that the front may be read: A picture of an eagle and the words Eagle Mills Manila Paper are discernable.) They seem to be in a field, with a sheet hanging behind them as backdrop. All are wearing aprons over their dresses, and carry hats, except for one who has an umbrella. All look pretty grim, probably as a result of having to hold still for the picture.