Salted paper print from wet collodion negative
Image: 21.5 x 16.5 cm (8 7/16 x 6 1/2 in.); Paper: 22.4 x 17 cm (8 13/16 x 6 11/16 in.); Matted: 50.8 x 40.6 cm (20 x 16 in.)
Gift of Charles Isaacs and Carol Nigro 2003.304
During this era, people played recreational sports in attire resembling street clothes; this man’s outfit suggests that he was an acrobat or circus performer. It was common in the 19th century to photograph workers with the tools of their trade or in apparel unique to their profession. Photography collectors later labeled that type of photograph as an “occupational.”
The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email email@example.com.
To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.
Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.