Older woman from Hartford, Connecticut
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What it is:
Cabinet card measuring 4.25 x 6.5 inches.
What I know about it:
Photographer is St. John of Hartford, Connecticut. Otherwise undated and unidentified.
I keep looking at this photo and thinking she’s got such a wonderful old character actress face. In fact, she reminds me of Beulah Bondi. And then I remember that this is the original that the actress would be evoking. By the way, it seems there’s some retouching done to her hair. I didn’t notice it until I enlarged the scan. I’m not sure what the purpose is. Perhaps to add texture and definition? I’ve only seen retouched hair once before, here on a blog I follow. Actually, instead of saying I’ve only seen it once before, I should probably say I’ve only noticed it once before.