Saturday, November 22, 2014

Photo Number 1754

This is a photo from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

Women and Plants DL Antiques

I wonder if this was taken in a studio with lots of  plants or if the photographer took this image in the ladies home?

It was probably taken right around 1900.

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  1. Those are unexpected backdrops for studio portraits--not only the many plants, but also the wall hanging draped behind the seated woman. I wouldn't think plants would be the prop of choice for photographers--too many chances to throw unpredictable shadows. Maybe this was a someone's home, as you mentioned.

  2. I with Jacqi - if I had to bet on it, the photo was taken in someone's home.

    In 1900-ish, I'm sure this was "do-able" ... but perhaps it wasn't too easy?

    1. 1898 – Kodak introduces the Folding Pocket Kodak.
      1900 – Kodak introduces their first Brownie, a very inexpensive user-reloadable point-and-shoot box camera.
      1901 – Kodak introduces the 120 film format.

      Maybe it wasn't so difficult to do "home photos" after all.


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