A Girl and Her Books in the 1800s (15 Photos)

In the late 1800s, people were often given the choice of what they would like to be doing in their portrait.  While many chose to simply look steel-faced in to the camera, a good many girls and young women chose to show off what they loved:  reading.  These unique photos capture 15 great portraits of bookworms of the late 1800s.

Though the dress may not be an everyday occurrence, it's easy to believe that reading was for this young girl.  Hit Next Page for the rest...