Kitten on her shoulder


I love this neat little photo. I’m no expert in old photographs but this one sticks not only because of the casual pose with the kitten climbing on her shoulder, but also the way the image is positioned at an angle. Unfortunately it’s suffered from fading with an area protected by some other object making the discoloration uneven. There’s writing on the back which appears to read Grace E. Mabie, June 1897.

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One Response to “Kitten on her shoulder”

  1. Brian Kochera Says:

    This may be a “casual” portrait. With the long exposure times of film in the 1800’s, uncomfortable immobilizers were employed. (Think a mannequin stand with braces that applied pressure to the head, neck, waist, and torso) This recumbent pose was a more comfortable option.

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