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.

2 comments on “Older woman from Hartford, Connecticut”

  1. Beaulah was so wonderful. Ever seen her debut in STREET SCENE? Completely different from anything she ever did again.

    • No, I haven’t seen that one, but thanks for the recommendation. We’re so used to seeing her in the kindly spinster roles, but when I did a search to find the right image of her, I was pleasantly surprised to find a bunch of youthful glamour shots, too.

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