Untitled

A work made of gelatin silver print.

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  • A work made of gelatin silver print.

Date:

c. 1910

Artist:

Artist unknown
German, active early 20th century

About this artwork

As early as the 1860s, consumers of photographs manipulated commercial portraits, cutting and pasting them into albums filled with watercolor scenes or embellishing them with painted or collaged elements. In this postcard from a commercial studio, an unknown maker added human hair, a woven hat, and a hand-painted wrap to a portrait of a woman, creating a whimsical and more personal presentation.

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Photography

Artist

Unknown

Title

Untitled

Origin

Germany

Date

1905–1915

Medium

Gelatin silver print

Inscriptions

Printed recto, in negative [?], lower left, in white: "PFB [in diamond shape]"; recto, in negative [?], lower right, in white: "2893/6"; inscribed verso, upper right, in graphite: "GE2264.4"; stamped verso, lower half, in red ink: "[postcard markings]"; stamped verso, lower right, upside-down, in pink ink: "Printed in Germany"

Dimensions

10 x 5.3 cm (image); 13.5 x 8.5 cm (paper)

Credit Line

Ernest N. Kahn Endowment

Reference Number

1998.575

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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