Description: Photograph of Belle Ryon Davis. In the bust portrait, Davis is wearing a dark dress with shirring on right shoulder and intricate beadwork on the left shoulder. Buttons run down the front of the dress beginning just below the high necked collar. Where the collar splits into a short v-, a half-moon shaped (diamond?) stick pin is attached. A chain is slightly visible from fifth button. Davis has curled hair at forehead and around temples with the rest pulled back into a bun. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate. The outer perimeter of the cardboard is bordered by a thin brown line. Between bottom of portrait and border is written: "Scholten, St. Louis." Back of photograph in brown print: Scholten Portraits 920,922 Olive St. St. Louis." and in pencil "Bell Ryon".
Date: 1875 - 1885
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