c1915 chloride print real photo full-length New York City photographic studio portrait postcard featuring a diminutive young girl / woman - perhaps even one of the “little people” - in a c1915 style women’s fashion - white dress and white high-heeled shoes, head-band, pearl necklace and ear-rings – and posed standing in the opening between two damask draperies. Could this be a graduation, confirmation or a debutante “coming-out” portrait? Plenty of questions for the fashion historian!!
Portrait taken by the Victoria Photo Shop, located at 57 2nd Avenue in Manhattan. “Victoria Photo Shop” studio name and address is embossed horizontally along the right margin of the postcard.
Chloride print image on ARTURA photo paper with a stamp-box design used between 1911 and 1921. Unused real photo postcard in excellent condition for its age.
PHOTO NOTE: Gelatin Prints were chloride papers made with very small particles of silver suspended in a gelatin emulsion. They tend to be vulnerable to contamination and can easily deteriorate. They were much faster than collodion based papers and were able to be exposed indoors under gaslight lamps (gaslight paper), but they remained slow enough to be used only in contact printing. Its ease of use made it the most popular paper on the market for real photo postcards. They were manufactured with postcard backs.
CONDITION NOTE: VINTAGE BUT UNUSED. LOOK CAREFULLY AT PHOTOS. A matte finish chloride print real photo postcard, unused and with an image in excellent condition for its age. No creases or tears. Corners and edges are very slightly damaged. Back is clean, except for some age discoloration, heavier along the edges. ANY FLAWS ARE VISIBLE IN THE PHOTOS.
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