Bertha Van Berg

Bertha Van Berg was a "walkist." In the nineteenth century many people cultivated walkism - competitions and championships to see who could go the farthest on foot (without sleep). Women were as welcome as men to participate. Van Berg's short skirt announces a woman's need to keep her legs free while striding. Wearing a satin dress with a low sash and carrying a crop, Van Berg poses on an outdoor set at the famous Sarony studio in New York City, circa 1870.

Date:
1875 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES24438
Photographer:
Napoleon Sarony
Height:
1222px
Width:
738px
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