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.



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.

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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