Item 2008.001.1421 - Portrait of a woman

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Portrait of a woman

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  • [between 1877-1879] (Creation)
    John Bull

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1 photograph: 10.6 x 6.5

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A photography studio that was located in Peterborough, Ontario.

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Item is a cream card with red letterpress at bottom, "JOHN BULL. PETERBOROUGH." Photograph shows a woman in tight fitting polonaise style dress with no bustle fullness at the back, a style popular briefly at the end of the 1870s. She wears a feathered hat and beaded necklace with a small chain looped from a button near her waist to her left pocket. She stands in front of a painted backdrop with outdoor scene, resting her left hand against a low stick fence. On verso, lithographed in brown, "ART/ Photographer/ John Bull/ CITY ROAD/ PETERBOROUGH."

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Good. The image is faded, the card is a bit worn and dirty. Silver mirroring.

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