Fancy

Scalloped edges

This image is one of the Keeper’s treasures. There’s no photographer information on it, and I think that around the turn of the century there was a trend away from the photographer’s information. I can’t really think of a reason why, but there seem to be many from the 1900-1910 era that have no info. Later we saw the photographer’s information on the matte frames again, but the photos were often able to come out of those frames and become separated.

I liked the lovely scallop pattern on this photo’s edges. The card is about 3″x4″. I’ll date this to 1900.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Far Side of Fifty Photos
    Dec 17, 2010 @ 12:22:29

    Just my thought..during the early 1900’s there were many itinerant photographers that traveled with their horse and wagon from town to town trying to make a living at photography. Those are the unmarked photos..the ones that brought the photography to the people…then they moved on.
    This gal certainly has a bit of fru fru going on in lots of layers..I bet the larger gals found that annoying..but if you are not well endowed it could be a plus:)

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