Vintage Portrait

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  1. jon koss

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    I was excavating one of the bureau drawers today and came across this portrait. I had not seen it in years and it surprised me with its strength. So I thought I would share. The actual print is warm but not as warm as the reproduction here. I think it was the incandescent source that made it jump that way.

    Also, I discovered that I have a lot of vintage prints. Does anyone else have a lot of prints, and if so, are you displaying them or are you just hoarding them in drawers?

    Best,
    Jon
     

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    Amazing find. Jennie's a beaut.

    I'd say scan and share.
     
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    Very Nice !
    An amazingly beautiful human being.


    Ron
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  4. jon koss

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    Suddenly I wonder if it is Jennie of 867-5309 fame!

    J
     
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    Yes, that is an excellent find. One of my hobbies is collecting original examples. I recently acquired a J. E. Purdy (Boston) portrait of Dorothy Stanley Emmons. She was daughter of Chansonetta Stanley Emmons, who herself was an accomplished photographer. They were from the Stanley dry plate / Stanley Steamer family.

    I believe Purdy's was a studio with multiple locations throughout the Boston area. There is an early article on Purdy @ goole books (starting pg. 128). Hopefully you can access it . . .

    http://books.google.com/books?id=9S...=PA128#v=onepage&q=J. E. Purdy studio&f=false

    As far as displaying . . . some photographs adorn the walls, while others are kept safe.
     
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    I have a few vintage family prints that I keep in an acid-free box. I take them out and look at them from time-to-time. Some go back to the turn of the 20th Century and are in fragile condition, so they don't go on display.

    Peter Gomena
     
  7. jnanian

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    i have tons of old portraits jon ...
    photo-scrap books i bought at junque stores
    dags,
    loose prints ..
    even collection of high school senior portrait
    from the class of 192x ...
    kids looked so old then !

    none are on display though i do look at them
    often for old school lighting inspiration ...
     
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    I've got a collection of antique and vintage images which I keep at my parents' house for the most part, as I'm already short on display and storage space at mine. They're wonderful to have around, and if/when I ever move to a larger house I'm going to set up a display for the cased images.