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    Accession Number: 1982:1712:0001

    Maker: Unidentified

    Title: Woman and boy sitting in chair

    Date: ca. 1915

    Medium: color plate, screen (Autochrome) process

    Dimensions: Image: 7.3 x 6.6 cm Overall: 8.3 x 10.1 cm

    George Eastman House Collection

    General information about the George Eastman House Photography Collection is available at www.eastmanhouse.org/inc/collections/photography.php.

    For information on obtaining reproductions go to: www.eastmanhouse.org/flickr/index.php?pid=1982:1712:0001.

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    1. The Bugmaster 79 months ago | reply

      They are beautiful!

    2. photonikovet 78 months ago | reply

      Please post this wonderful photo at

    3. George D Thompson 78 months ago | reply

      The dark clothing does not necessarily indicate that the woman in the picture was in mourning, but the date (1915) may mean that she is a War Widow.

      Autochrome never produced saturated colors, and there are very few action pictures taken in it because of its low film speed..

    4. Un-Alien-able 78 months ago | reply

      More likely mourning a proxy marriage!

    5. catiecat1 78 months ago | reply

      The woman emits a deep, sad and possibly troubled aura. She
      is beautiful, but struggling also. The boy looks so modern in his smile and overall look; he is but a child that did not seem to be
      engolfed in the woman's effect.

    6. ~Terri~P~ 78 months ago | reply

      Her expression is so sad and she is still so young. He just seems happy to be with her and doesn't see she is troubled. That's the great thing about childhood.

    7. Kymberly68 78 months ago | reply

      Isn't this the same woman from earlier (the very beautiful full face portrait)? And the chair is the one that later appears in "stern man reading book"?

    8. leyvso 78 months ago | reply

      Yes, here she is again:

    9. dongdawei 77 months ago | reply

      pictorialism,i like it

    10. .Andi. 77 months ago | reply


    11. ashley & traci 77 months ago | reply

      this is so beautifully gorgeous. and perhaps she is sad or detached from something or just trying to be still as easily as possible; whatever it is, this is a truly incredible photograph.

    12. morrisoxford61 [deleted] 75 months ago | reply

      fantastic picture, it looks like one of the pre raphealites

    13. kentclark333 73 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Flickr Fine Art, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    14. besu25 65 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Fascination of life and love, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    15. Cardboard Sea 64 months ago | reply

      This is one of the most moving and haunting images I've seen. What a treasure and resource the Eastman House is. Many, many thanks.

    16. Jesse Draper 56 months ago | reply

      I saw this picture on Saturday, and I just had to do a little oil painting of the woman's face.
      Woman in Mourning

    17. jonnelsey 42 months ago | reply

      That's fantastic. And great oil painting above!

    18. Bokehneer 42 months ago | reply

      I really enjoyed this photo. It is a beautiful compostion, and I especially love the contrast of emotions between the woman and the boy!

    19. kcarter2221 28 months ago | reply

      I believe this is a memorial picture. Look at the mother's right hand. They often had children in the photo with a deceased sibling or mother. Of course, it would be amazing that the little boy didn't look traumatized if this was true.

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