Item 2008.001.242 - Portrait of a baby

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Portrait of a baby

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  • [between 1880-1900] (Creation)
    W. Farmer

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1 photograph: 16.7 x 10.8

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W. Farmer was a photography studio located at 35 King Street in Hamilton Ontario.

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Item is a white cabinet card with gold letterpress border and text at the bottom, "W. Farmer 35 KING STREET/ HAMILTON, ONT." Photograph shows a baby in white dress seated on some fabric. On verso, printed sideways, an elaborate lithograph with a camera, woman and cherubs admiring a pictures with a city scene in the distance and the text "W. Farmer/ 35, King Street,/ Hamilton, Ont./ ENLARGEMENTS IN INDIA INK, WATER COLOR, CRAYON AND OIL./ SPECIAL DEPARTMENT FOR PICTURE/ FRAMES AND MOULDING./ DUPLICATES/ CAN BE HAD/ AT ANY TIME./ Manufacturer/ of Dry Plates./ NEG. C. E. & C."

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Fair. The card is dirty and a bit worn, the image is badly yellowed and lots of loss of detail in the highlights. Crack in card at lower right.

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