Hope Deferred

Figure descriptions
Two young women read a letter together at the base of a staircase. One woman holds the unfolded letter in both hands. She wears a dress and an over coat adorned with ruffles and bows. The second woman embraces the first woman, holding her at the arm and shoulder. She wears a plain dress, an apron, and a bow in her hair. 3/4-page illustration contained within a single-ruled border.