Woman in Green Dress

Description (Brief)
Autochrome portrait of woman seated on a couch, in a green dress with feathered hat.
Description
William H. Towles, active from 1890 into the 1930s, is said to have made Washington, D.C.'s first autochrome. Autochromes are among the first commercially successful forms of color photography. The color dyes in the photographs are held by potato starch.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
autochrome
Autochrome
Date made
1908
1908-01
maker
Towles, William H.
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in x 1/2 in; 21.59 cm x 16.51 cm x 1.27 cm
Place Made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
PG*003900
accession number
107614
catalog number
3900
subject
Photography
Autochrome Collection
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Autochrome Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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