Antique Photograph Cyanotype 1880s Rare Blue Photo Old Victorian Home Interior For Sale
Antique photograph. Original early blue cyanotype. Depicts a very rare look at the inside of a Victorian home. Quite detailed period photo. Slightly clearly in real life than in image here. You can make out the dark wooden chests of drawers, the lace doily style covers, the painting on the wall, the little shelf high on the wall with deocorative items. What appears to be a scarf and tie hung over the back of a wicker rocker. A large mirror hangs on the wall, bottom left side there's a low coffee table, with an oval rug and a printed carpet on the floor. This is the only one I have that actually shows the inside of a room or parlour in a Victorian home.
Ingood condition. Taken sometime in the 1800s in the U.S. 3 1/2"tall byinches tall by 3.5 inches wide.
A rare collectible historic American photo. A good find.
History of Cyanotypes: The English scientist and astronomer Sir John Herschel discovered this procedure in 1842. Though the process was developed by Herschel, he considered it as
mainly a means of reproducing notes and diagrams, as in blueprints. Anna Atkins brought this to photography. She created a limited series of
cyanotype books that documented ferns and other plant life from her
extensive seaweed collection. Atkins placed specimens directly onto coated paper, allowing the action of light to create a silhouette effect. By using this photogram process, Anna Atkins is regarded as the first female photographer.
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Antique Photograph Cyanotype 1880s Rare Blue Photo Old Victorian Home Interior: $7