Woman with Stereoscopic Viewer. Large albumen photograph.

Ca. 1860s. Intriguing very large albumen full length photograph of a young woman standing in a library, her right hand on a photograph album on a table with a stereoscopic viewer set up with a card inserted. Her right hand rests near the viewer, with another volume lying on the table.

Albumen photographs were typically made in the carte de visite or CDV size (a bit larger than a driver's license) and the cabinet card (a larger version of a the CDV). It was expensive and difficult to make large albumen photos such as this full length portrait. The largest sizes (around 15x15"), were usually made for special occasions.

11 1/2 x 17 3/4". Laid down on stiff card stock, 14 x 18". Stiff card chipped at left corners; a few closed cracks at base of print not affecting the image. Very good condition. Item #24457

Price: $325.00

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