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This portrait photograph is part of the museum’s Tyrrell Collection of historical photographs. It was created by an unknown studio, probably in the early 1900s. Many of the photographs in this part of the Tyrrell collection are much less formal than those from the studios of Charles Kerry and Henry King. The man in this photographs sits in a relaxed pose looking out of the frame. The lattice work behind him makes for an interesting texture background. Behind the lattice is a water tank.
A comparison image is a studio portrait of a woman posted previously on Photo of the Day, in which a shadow of a similar type of pattern has been used as a backdrop for a similarly informal portrait.
Photography by unattributed studio
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