Pennies For Your Thoughts
Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 9:42PM
Timebinder in CHILD PORTRAIT

Sometimes you collect a photograph for the simple reason that it appeals to you. This girl knew her picture was being taken but the expression caught is one you see on any child's face from time to time, and you wonder what she or he is thinking. The portrait is small and it has wonderful tones, thanks to the skill of Ely of Duluth. About 1905. No identification.

You may notice that I often preserve the embossed borders of portrait cards when I can and when they suit the subject – that way you see it as it was when it was made.

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