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Both Women and Men
If this photograph had not been dated there would be a problem.
Her hat could be from about 1912 and her dress perhaps the twenties.
I have seen any number of pictures of old ladies taken during the first two decades of the 20th century, wearing clothing dating back to almost the dawn of photography.
One theory of this publication is, that when no other evidence is available, a photograph can be dated from the clothing of the people in it.
This is not so.

Photograph by Jerome   • violet date stamp on the back:  20 Aug 1932

Aged about 65 •  date is 1932 • Estimate: born 1867 ± 5 years