Unidentified young woman, Kolding, Vejle County, 1870s


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Unidentified young woman, Kolding, Vejle County, 1870s.


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Confirmation: Coming of Age in Denmark and the US

Wearing one’s “Sunday best” clothing when one was confirmed, such as this girl in regional dress, probably was the custom in rural areas. Later, we see female confirmands wearing the traditional white dress especially made or bought for the occasion. 


  • Kolding, Vejle County, 1870s (photo courtesy of William Jones, District Heights MD).


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