Older woman, seated with a fan

By: usermattw

Dec 06 2012

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Category: Women


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What it is:

Photo (6.5 x 9.25 inches) mounted with a piece of paper (6.5 x 10.25 inches) onto a cardboard frame/backing (11 x 16 inches;  I have cropped most of the backing from this scan).

What I know about it:

I believe the penciled name in the lower right is the photographer.  It’s hard to read, but it appears to say Johnstone.  Otherwise undated and unidentified.


This woman doesn’t look dressed so much as upholstered, but I think the overall effect is quite elegant.   With an 11 x 16 backing, this is one of the larger pieces in my collection.

8 comments on “Older woman, seated with a fan”

  1. Upholstered, what an interesting description! Very expensive handiwork on that dress…a lot of hours went into making that!

  2. I have started thinking about how it would be received if I took a fan round with me in the summer months. I have been seeing women in Miami carry them now and I think it would be magnificent!

  3. Upholstered! HA! She has such a lovely face and gaze, and looks like someone I’d want to know.

  4. I so agree with dsavannah…this is a woman I would love to meet over tea. She seems fascinating.

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