Girl with a chair, arm akimbo

By: usermattw

Jan 18 2013

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Category: Children


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What it is:

Cabinet card measuring approx 4.25 x 6.5 inches.  The edges have been trimmed, possibly to fit a frame.

What I know about it:

Nothing!  Undated and unidentified.  (There might have been photographer’s information in the borders that was trimmed away.)


In most ways this seems like a standard issue portrait for its time, a pretty teenage girl in a white dress, posing genteelly with a delicate chair against an ethereal backdrop.  But her body language and her facial expression show a strength and determination that belie the standard mold, and make me admire her all the more.

4 comments on “Girl with a chair, arm akimbo”

  1. Good commentary Matt, I see her exactly as you described.

  2. What an unusual chair…delicate, indeed!

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