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While it is common to find a photographic studio's name stamped into the velvet lining of daguerreotype and ambrotype cases, the backs of paper prints allowed for more elaborate forms of advertising. This studio imprint depicts a common design found on the verso of cartes de visite and cabinet cards. Alongside the name and location of the studio, it incorporates iconography, such as cherubs and a painter's palette, to suggest photography's status as a fine art.

Details

  • Title: Studio Imprint
  • Creator: H. Eshback
  • Date Created: 19th century
  • Physical Dimensions: 6.4 x 10.5 cm
  • Provenance: Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, Gift of Barbara Schinman Fields (Class of 1969), 1991.43.284
  • Rights: Courtesy of the Davis Museum at Wellesley College
  • External Link: Davis Museum at Wellesley College

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