Unidentified photographer/creator  Portrait studio set-up 1884 Book illustration Published in "La Photographie en Amerique" (Quatrieme Edition) by A. Liebert (Paris: B. Tignol, 1884)

Unidentified photographer/creator Portrait studio set-up 1884 Book illustration Published in "La Photographie en Amerique" (Quatrieme Edition) by A. Liebert (Paris: B. Tignol, 1884)

Уличный фотограф. 30-е годы.

Уличный фотограф. 30-е годы.

In this 19th century cartoon a photographer, as an aside he is meant to be the famous photographer Sarony, is telling a man with no chin why it is not a good idea to take a profile photograph. I call you attention to the posing stand/head rest in the background ready for the photograph about to be made. Is the man dead? No, this kind of posting stand was used in every 19th century studio to help live people hold still.

In this 19th century cartoon a photographer, as an aside he is meant to be the famous photographer Sarony, is telling a man with no chin why it is not a good idea to take a profile photograph. I call you attention to the posing stand/head rest in the background ready for the photograph about to be made. Is the man dead? No, this kind of posting stand was used in every 19th century studio to help live people hold still.

This cartoon from 1873 will likely not be funny to modern sensibilities. The punchline is long and convoluted but it shows a photographer and assistant preparing a nervous subject to be photographed. The head stand/posing stand is being moved in to place. Is he dead? No, dead people are not nervous.

This cartoon from 1873 will likely not be funny to modern sensibilities. The punchline is long and convoluted but it shows a photographer and assistant preparing a nervous subject to be photographed. The head stand/posing stand is being moved in to place. Is he dead? No, dead people are not nervous.

McLeon's, St. Johns. W. A. McOers, operator.  Photograph Saloon on raft  n.d. Carte de visite  Private collection of Laddy Kite

McLeon's, St. Johns. W. A. McOers, operator. Photograph Saloon on raft n.d. Carte de visite Private collection of Laddy Kite

Dreaming of a Skylight Studio Miner Studio, Fort Wayne, Ind., ca. 1904. West end of operating room. Property of the Indiana Historical Society. USA France Scully Osterman & Mark Osterman Skylight...

Dreaming of a Skylight Studio Miner Studio, Fort Wayne, Ind., ca. 1904. West end of operating room. Property of the Indiana Historical Society. USA France Scully Osterman & Mark Osterman Skylight...

c1890 photographer  Hervey Laney & subject in tent studio; MD State Archives Accession No.: MSA SC 1477-1-6710 Location: 33/02/01/66

c1890 photographer Hervey Laney & subject in tent studio; MD State Archives Accession No.: MSA SC 1477-1-6710 Location: 33/02/01/66

Bissell (Effingham, Illinois)  Photographer's Studio  1895 (ca) Cabinet card  Carl Mautz Vintage Photographs

Bissell (Effingham, Illinois) Photographer's Studio 1895 (ca) Cabinet card Carl Mautz Vintage Photographs

I was filing some postcards today and noticed this one. I said to myself, "Humm! On Pinterest they would be sure this woman is dead! Why would the photographer tell her to "Look pleasant, please!" ;-)

I was filing some postcards today and noticed this one. I said to myself, "Humm! On Pinterest they would be sure this woman is dead! Why would the photographer tell her to "Look pleasant, please!" ;-)

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