Posted 4 years ago
Casual poses are very unusual in the early days of photography.
Even children are typically photographed in a stoic, upright pose. This particular view is one of the most unusual poses that I have seen.
The boy is stretched out on the photographers railing. The carte de visite (cdv) was photographed by Jennings of Norwich, CT and the revenue stamp on the reverse dates it to 1 AUG 1864- 31 JUL 1866.
Along with this image, I also purchased standard poses of a father and daughter by the same photographer. I would think that these three were related.
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