Here is a late 1800s photo of a baby which has photo tint and handwork. Before color film was available, this process was very popular with traveling photographers who sold portraits by going door to door in rural areas. Using a variety of available dyed papers, they photographed the subject using a colored paper and then did handwork as needed. In this case, it appears the baby's arm may have been hand drawn and color added to the face and hair. The background is light greenish-blue. Bottom of gown has some water type staining which appears more like a shadow. Photo is housed in an antique cream colored wooden frame with raised scroll design on the top. There is an easel back for standing and a hoop for hanging. Very unusual find!!
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