Woman from Danielson, CT

What it is:

Photo (approx. 4 x 5.75 inches) mounted on a heavy cardboard backing/frame (6.5 x 9.25 inches).

 

What I know about it:

Photographer is A. E. Withington of Danielson, Connecticut.  Otherwise undated and unidentified.

 

Comments:

It seems so simple, and yet the use of light, shadow, and cropping, not to mention the overall indomitable look of this woman, combine to make a rather dramatic image, reminding me of some old classical portrait painting.  These old cardboard backings have a tendency to get damaged over time, and I’m sad this one has a chip out of the lower left corner (though I have plenty with much worse damage), but the image is still fine.

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2 comments on “Woman from Danielson, CT”

  1. very nice. i would love to find where i could get copies of pictures taken by withingtin photographer of my great grand parents of canadian origin who were married in danielson and photographed there.
    i see that this photographer was known but where could i find her collection to peruse.
    nice work

    • Thank you for your comment! I’m sorry, but I don’t think I can be much help. Most of my photos come from sources like online dealers and antique shops, leaving me with no knowledge of the photo’s provenance. I only know the name of this photographer because it is stamped on the lower right corner of the frame. I don’t have access to this photographer’s portfolio, or any special knowledge of tracking down such photos, beyond internet searches, or perhaps checking with a local historical society. If I find any more photos from this photographer or city, I will try to remember to let you know. Thank you for looking!


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