[Photograph]: Albumen Photograph of School Girls Acting Up 1896

Price: $550.00

Unbound. Albumen photograph. Measuring 6" x 7.5" on 10" x 12" cardstock mount. Stains on the edges of the mount, ink numbers and date (Sept. 22, 1896) at the bottom of the image, slight indented line on the right hand side, the image is otherwise very near fine. The image is of 15 older teenage schoolgirls engaged in various activities. In the foreground is a young woman with a box camera, another plays the guitar oblivious to the girl behind her pretending to cut her hair with scissors. Another holds a ceremonial sword, while two girls, arm-in-arm, turn away from the camera. A series of ink numbers above the date, might indicate some sort of code; we haven't cracked it. Cheerful and prosperous looking teenage girls, acting like teenage girls in the early days of snapshot photograph.

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[Photograph]: Albumen Photograph of School Girls Acting Up 1896