PRETTY IN PINK: LITTLE GIRL AND A STATUESQUE PUG

According to an ad on the reverse of this cabinet card, De Young’s studio will make a life size crayon or oil portrait from this photograph, and include a gilt or bronze frame, for the bargain price of twelve dollars. De Young’s studio was located in New York City, New York. There is an ad in the “Photographic Times” (1884) placed by De Young. The studio published a famous photograph of Harry Longabaugh and his girlfriend, Etta Place. Who is Harry Longabaugh? The celebrated outlaw is better known by the name of “The Sundance Kid”. The portrait above, is a  photograph of a young child, wearing a bonnet, and holding a basket of flowers. The child is posed next to a statue of a pug. The child’s clothing, and hair,  has been hand colored.

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  1. I am fascinated by the detail: even if the photographer did his work in duotone, he was aware of the colours and decorated the scenery with two Rex Begonias which have in fact those partially pink leaves, he added later matching with the clothing of that sweet child.


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