Cloaks and Fancy Hats

A photograph of two women wearing rather curious outfits. One of the women is sitting, and the other is standing beside her, the standing woman’s hands resting on the sitting one’s shoulders. Both women are dressed in cloaks, gloves, and fancy, feathered hats. Underneath her cloak, the standing woman is wearing an unusual dress with a low-hanging belt that somewhat resembles the clothing often seen in depictions of medieval-type fantasy costumes. The dress of the sitting woman cannot be seen, as it is covered by a coat that seems to match her cloak in colour and texture.

The photograph has been taken by Oscaria Sarén in Finland at some point during the late 19th century. The number 1888 has been written on the back of the photograph, and this could perhaps be the exact year the photograph was taken.

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