This is NOT Lizzie Borden

06 Mar


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I recently received an email transmiting several images thought to be Lizzie Borden and asking my opinion as to whether or not it was, in fact, her.

I say no.  The lips are wrong, the ears are wrong, too much hair on both sides of the middle part, and the dress appears to be from the early to mid 1860’s.  Lizzie was born in 1860.

What do you say?  Vote on the poll below and leave comments with your vote if you like.  Comments will be reviewed before appearing here.

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One response to “This is NOT Lizzie Borden

  1. Heath

    August 20, 2014 at 7:57 PM

    I don’t think that dress in the portrait is from the early-mid 1860s. The armscye is at the true shoulder in the portrait, and the 1860s armscye was quite low (about a hand’s-breadth below the natural shoulder, on the upper arm.) what clues are you seeing that I’m not that point you towards the 60s? (I also don’t think that hair looks like an 1860s style. Those curls at the crown just look all wrong to me!)


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