In the death chair


This is a color picture postcard that has been addressed and mailed. The image depicts a photographer underneath a dark cloth and behind a mounted large format view camera. The photographer is holding up the index finger of his left hand while the right hand is holding what might be a cable release. (No cable is actuall visible -- just a round object in his hand.) A child is sitting in a cross chair in front of the camera, and the child's head is stabilized by a head brace/clamp.

The name "Paul" has been inscribed to the left of the photographer's head.

Text at the bottom of the postcard reads: In the death chair.

The back of the postcard contains a postmark indicating that it was mailed from Manchyester, New Hampshire on December 26, 1907 at 2:00 pm. A postage cancellation mark is running across a green Franklin one cent postage stamp. The postcard is addressed to Mr. P. Jack (?).

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: PortraitsMail


See more items in: Work and Industry: Photographic History, Photography


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Credit Line: Wayne Hill Photographica Collection

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2016.0066.093Accession Number: 2016.0066Catalog Number: 2016.0066.0093

Object Name: picture postcard

Measurements: overall: 3 7/16 in x 5 1/2 in; 8.72998 cm x 13.97 cm


Record Id: nmah_1806669

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