I absolutely love old photos, especially those from 1900 or before. They're usually not very expensive & I'll buy one if it catches my eye. I especially look for unusual or beautiful clothing, probably because I love fabric!
I found this one recently, which I would guess is from around 1890-1900. The unique polka-dot dress caught my attention! Most of the dresses I see in photos are much plainer.
The woman in the photo looks like a serious and proper Victorian-era lady, but does the dress reflect a hidden playful and daring streak? I'll never know!