Tintype studio portrait of two women wearing long dresses and standing against painted backdrop - 2018.59.89.38_1

2018.59.89.38_1

Tintype studio portrait of two women wearing long dresses and standing against painted backdrop

Maker: Unknown
Medium:Tintype; Ferrotype
Geography: USA
Date: late 19th Century
Dimensions:
Ht 9 x Wi 6.2 cm
Object number: 2018.59.89.38
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 portrait photograph of two standing women wearing long dresses. The studio backdrop features trees with flowering buds. The woman to the left wears a jacket with white collar and white ruffled end sleeves. Her right hand is propped at her waist. The lady to the right wears a high dark collar, jacket with leg of mutton sleeves and white ruffled end sleeves. Her hair is parted in the middle and her hands are dropped to either side of her. Both women gaze directly towards the photographer.

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