hand colored portrait of Bell Chrisman ~ ca. 1870


hand colored albumen print (23 X 19.6 cm) of Bell Chrisman ~ ca. 1870

” Originally oval matted and framed, this portrait is attached to a slightly larger stiff paper mount. Note the four pin holes in the corner of the mount where the “colorist” attached the photo to their easel or working table. Whether we refer to this person as a “colorist”, “artist”, etc., by any name this is a masterfully done piece. Attached to the verso of the frame was a pice of paper (still extant) that reads “Aunt Bell Chrisman/Sister of George Chrisman/(Lyle Chrisman’s Aunt)”. Photo circa 1870. In clean, excellent condition with colors fresh as new. Very special. ”

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