1890s Labor Disaster Amputee Portrait Mounted Photo

$375.00

Striking and poignant in equal measure. Identified Alex Miller in pencil on reverse, the source of his injury is not easily researched. Given the proximity to the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) hub from Johnstown and the focus on the injury in the photograph, it was likely taken as part of a workman’s insurance claim.   ____ Measures just under 6 x...

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Striking and poignant in equal measure.


Identified Alex Miller in pencil on reverse, the source of his injury is not easily researched.


Given the proximity to the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) hub from Johnstown and the focus on the injury in the photograph, it was likely taken as part of a workman’s insurance claim.

 

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Measures just under 6 x 8” and signed South Fork PA.


Rich contrast with minimal damage to board edges / corners and warp. Margin color is faded a bit top 1/2.