A pretty woman poses for her portrait at the Chillman Studio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The wasp waisted woman is beautifully dressed and with the assistance of a corset, has a terrific figure. The photographer, Phillip E. Chillman’s obituary appears in the Bulletin of Photography (1915). Chillman died in 1915 at the age of 73. He was a pioneer of photography in Philadelphia. He opened his studio on Arch Street in the early 1860’s. He held many photography patents. During his 15 year retirement he took up and excelled at water coloring. His work was exhibited at Pennsylvania, New York City, and Boston exhibitions. To view other photographs by Chillman, click on the category “Photographer: Chillman”.