Woman with a jazzy finish
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What it is:
Photo measuring 4 x 6 inches. Traces of glue and dark brown paper along the top of the back suggest it was mounted to something, possibly glued into a cardboard frame.
What I know about it:
Nothing! Undated and unidentified.
A reader comment on yesterday’s post brought up the topic of photo retouching, and what photographers do to photos in the finishing process. That made me think of this one. The shady outlining and the jazzy zigzags aren’t especially to my taste, but they certainly make for an interesting effect. Without them, my modern eyes would have looked at this woman in her demure pose and old-fashioned (to me) outfit, and my mind would have interpreted her as quaint. But the thunderbolts she’s been given make me wonder if there’s more to her than meets the eye, and make me suspect there’s more impishness behind her expression than I realized.