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Old Man Seated with Hands Folded in Lap
about 1885
Photographer:Photographed by Harriet V. S. Thorne , American, 1843 - 1926
Photography; wet collodion on glass with retouching in red and graphite Photography; gelatin emulsion on glass
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 6 7/8 x 4 7/8in. (17.5 x 12.4cm) Plate (height x width): 7 x 5in. (17.8 x 12.7cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the Rosalie Thorne McKenna Foundation
Description: Three-quarter portrait of an unidentified man wearing a suit. He is seated and his hands are folded in his lap. A fabric backdrop is visible in the background.
Medium Note: It is unclear whether this is an uncased ambrotype or simply an underexposed negative. Retouching marks in red and graphite scratches are visible on the subject's head and hand.
Inscription: Glass side, bottom right: "126" in white grease pencil
Object Number: 2011.344.126
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