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Photographs709 of 3043COLONEL JOHN S. MOSBY PHOTO AND TEXTEDWARD S. CURTIS  PHOTO BOOK 1972
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Posted 1 year ago

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scottvez
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This is a nice piece of antique photographic ephemera. This type of item looks great in a display of antique photographs or antique cameras.

This is a MAY 1870 issue of Harper's Weekly.

The front cover contains a great wood cut of a photographer with his camera.

Just as today, photographing a baby was tough. Many photographers resorted to using mom or dad hidden behind the chair or under a cloth, to keep the baby still and focused. These "hidden mother" images have an eager group of collectors searching them out.

In this example the photographer uses a doll to keep the child interested and focused on the camera. Most parents can attest to this same practice being used to this day.

Reproduction of these images is prohibited.

scott

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks for looking rob and gargoyle.

    scott
  2. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks vetraio and moonstone.

    scott
  3. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks david and fluffy.

    scott
  4. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks valentino.

    scott

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