This is a commission for the 1848 Clothier Exhibit in Seneca Falls, NY - "The Birthplace of Women's Rights"
The challenge was to put the little girl in the dress that is too fragile to be worn. I had a little girl model a different dress with similar style in order to get the carriage pleats to have the correct folds and lighting.
The actual cotton dress can be seen at the Seneca Falls Historical Society.
Posted by Tascarini at 11:00 PM