Just a trifle early for our subject, but interesting all the same. One could almost imagine a certain Violet Holmes in such attire…

Viva Victorians!

Researchers at Amherst College believe a collector may have unearthed the second-known photo of Victorian poet Emily Dickinson.

The daguerreotype, which dates from around 1859, allegedly shows a 30-year-old Dickinson, at left, seated with her friend Kate Scott Turner.

There is only one authenticated photo of the infamously reclusive Dickinson, which was taken in 1846 or 1847.

Read more: 2nd photo of Emily Dickinson found?

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