19thc Missouri Family Elaborate Itinerant Photographer Cabinet Photo

$195.00

Incredible level of studio building in this single outdoor portrait. Marvelous coverlets create the back wall and stones lined in the grass to demarcate the foreground. Mother reads letters with the two youngest girls nearest her with fine dolls. Older girl posed with elaborate stand / books to signal her learning and perhaps the most compelling, the girl inhabiting a...

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Incredible level of studio building in this single outdoor portrait.


Marvelous coverlets create the back wall and stones lined in the grass to demarcate the foreground.


Mother reads letters with the two youngest girls nearest her with fine dolls. Older girl posed with elaborate stand / books to signal her learning and perhaps the most compelling, the girl inhabiting a velocipede. Her posture and the heavy gear on the back wheel might signal use as a medical device.


Signed O.G. Durham, Tina Missouri. Tina only ever seemed to be a Missouri Pacific Railroad settlement, long since a ghost town. No record of this photographer is available.


Measures 4.25 x 6.25” with minor foxing and flaking to mount’s margins.