Monday, November 30, 2009

Fake Snow Portraits from the Past

My flickr friend, Steve Chasmar, posted these photos in his
and it got me thinking- could I find anymore cabinet cards portraits from the late 1800's of winter tableaux with fake snow? Sure enough
The American Photography Museum
has a page of them. I think these are quite dreamlike and fascinating! A lot of them were staged and shot in the summer months. Steve's photo shown here (bottom) looks to be touched up with white paint to get a snowy effect.

1 comment:

Liza said...

Very cool, um.. cold, um.. nice.