I have been shamefully absent from this blog for over a month - sadly once I returned from vacation a death occurred in the family and with work responsibilities it has taken some time to get back to normal. I came across these two pictures in a box of photos I bought of what I believe are the same young woman. They are taken by Purdy, Successor to Hastings in Boston and look to be taken in the early 1890's. In the first picture the young girl is hatless and in a lovely high-necked dress. The second picture appears to be taken a couple of years later; she looks more mature and is wearing a suit and a lovely hat with feathers. I am convinced this is the same girl; I studied these pictures side by side for some time comparing her features. Unfortunately, as so often is the case, there is no identification on the back of the pictures.