Many thanks to Ron Cosens for providing
the following helpful comments in dating the Micciullo photograph:
"The style of the oval vignette presentation
was used from the early1870s to after 1900 but seems most prevalent
between 1877 and 1885.
Also, by that time portraits had move from
full length to (in many cases) 3/4 length.
Also by then the image had become 'larger on
So my estimate, without seeing the real thing,
is about 1880."