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Old Man with Beard Sitting
about 1900
Photography; gelatin emulsion on glass
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 6 3/4 x 4 5/8in. (17.1 x 11.7cm) 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 old man with a full beard. He is seated, wearing a suit. A fabric backdrop is visible behind him.
Subject note: This may be a portrait of Samuel Thorne, Jonathan Thorne, Jr.'s brother. Retouching in red ink on subject's face and hands. On the emulsion side, there are deliberate scratches on the subject's head and hand that were made for retouching purposes. Might be graphite.
Inscription: Glass side, bottom right: "89" in white grease pencil
Object Number: 2011.344.89
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