Tintype studio portrait of three women and a man against painted backdrop - 2018.59.89.35_1

2018.59.89.35_1

Tintype studio portrait of three women and a man against painted backdrop

Maker: Unknown
Medium:Tintype; Ferrotype
Geography: USA
Date: late 19th Century
Dimensions:
Ht 8.2 x Wi 6 cm
Object number: 2018.59.89.35
Credit Line: Purchased with the generous support of the South Asia Research & Acquisition Fund and the Family Camera Network
Not on view
Description

A tintype group portrait photograph of three young women and a young man. Two of the ladies are seated, while the young man stands to their right and the other young lady to their left. The three ladies are dressed in similar long dark coloured skirts finished with ruffles, and loose fitting white blouses with high collars and string neck ties. Their hair is similarly pulled back with different side parts. The two seated women embrace one another as the lady on the left is leaning upon the shoulder of the other seated lady with her hands and head rested on her. The young gentleman wears a double breasted suit with a white collar and patterned neck tie. They are all pictured against an elaborate studio backdrop and stand on a portrait stage. All their gazes are towards the photographer, and the young lady seated on the right is pictured smiling.

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