19th century oval sepia photograph of a child seated on a low bench. Photograph, Smith's Studio of Photography.

1885 Photo of Elaborate Child, In Elaborate Frame

19th century oval sepia photograph of a child seated on a low bench.

Chacago: Smith's Studio of Photography, Ca. 1885.

Housed in an elaborately decorated wood frame with gilt, fabric, and hand-painted mat. 1 vols. Image 5 x 3-1/2 inches; overall frame is 14-1/4 x 12-1/4 inches. 1885 Photo of Elaborate Child, In Elaborate Frame. Fine condition Item #30592

The elaborately dressed child, wearing a pensive look, sits on a low plush-covered bench; the photographer's advertisement on back for “Children's Photos par excellence” gives the firm's address as 206 N. Clark Street, in what was Chicago's fashionable Near North Side. The frame is a bravura creation of rich complexity, easier viewed than described. A splendid piece of late-19th century upscale Americana.

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