Gold Chains #galicia

Marlene Bishow <mlbishow@...>

It is my understanding that in many photographic studios there were (are)
articles of clothing that the patrons could borrow to wear during the
photograph. A working man without a suitable coat might wear a more formal
dress coat for the purpose of the photograph. Likewise, there might be a few
blouses or dresses that a woman or girl could wear. This occurred 100 years
ago in Europe and in the US also, as it does today,

Although modern digital photography more readily facilitates touch-ups and
modification of photographs, earlier photographers had methods and tools for
creating environments with backdrops, props and furniture; as well as
costumes, makeup, wigs. Occasionslly, a paintbrush or pencil were used to
enhance or modify the photograph, but this was less common, as it required
artistic skills and was costly (as it is today).

Marlene Bishow
Rockville, MD
KULPE, SOMMERS: Lithuania, Whales, Birmingham AL, Baltimore, MD
HANTMAN/GANTMAN: Smilovichi, Sverhen', Belarus
KATZ: Zhuravno (Galicia), Ukraine, NYC
DEUTSCHER & NUSSBAUM: Rozniatow (Galicia), Ukraine, NYC
YARMISH, PETT, GOLDSTEIN: I'vya & Wolpa, Belarus, Newtown,CT, NYC

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