Portraits of a woman, c. 1895

Portraits of a woman, c. 1895
Fri, 07/30/2021 – 10:56

John R. McGarrity may have read about or even seen early versions of photo booths being introduced in Europe around this time. By presenting eighteen versions of this woman, including one where she is clearly moving, he injects a sense of spontaneity into this inventive extended portrait.

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John R. McGarrity, Waukon, Iowa
Portraits of a woman, c. 1895
Collodion silver print
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, gift of Robert E. Jackson

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