A masterpiece of vernacular photography. The atanding figures and those weaving rope are individualized, with heads looking in various directions. This anticipates some mid-century street photography by masters such as Winogrand and Photo League.
The title in the negative, by an unknown photographer, is “No. 138. Lavoatorici di corda – Giudecca.”
5 5/8″ x 8 2/3″ photograph on 8 5/8″ x 11 1/4″ mount in double window mat.
Boy with Castanets, North Africa
6″ x 8 5/8″ photograph on 9″ x 10 1/4″ mount in double window mat.
6 1/8″ x 8 7/8″ photograph on 8 5/8″ x 11 1/2″ backing in double window mat.
No. 279 inscribed on negative bottom left.
No maker’s imprint but title and “920” in pen on verso.
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An interesting tintype. It is 3 1/8 x 4- inches on the kind of plate that one finds on the earliest tintypes, though it doesn’t have the “Melainotype” stamp. The picture itself is more like what one sees on daguerreotypes; when you look at it directly the character of the image on the plate is different than what one normally sees. It seems to have once been in a case, and there is faint trace of an oval mat.
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Stereo view by Thomas Houseworth, San Francisco. Rich with just slight soil.
Back shows mild central bend not visible from front.
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