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Description

Black and white portrait of a man seated in a chair, turned towards the front. He has short hair, glasses and a solemn look. Under glass in a black molded wood frame.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1940
Inscriptions
Written inscription on the back reads: Joseph Foster, Middle St. Stamped on the back is: The Picture Shop, Inc. 65 Bromfield St., Boston.
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
glass (material)
paper (fiber product)
photographs
wood (plant material)
Object type
Documentary Artifact
Places
New Hampshire (United States)
Descriptive terms
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Glass
glass (material)
Man
men (male humans)
paper (fiber product)
photographs
PICTURE, PORTRAIT
Portrait
portraits
Unidentified Paper
Unidentified Photograph
wood (plant material)
People and organizations
Foster, Joseph, 1760-1839
Dimensions
10.375 x 8.25 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1749
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
12634

Comments

angel picture framed by the picture shop inc. 65 bromfield st. boston #

AvatarPosted by valerie spolsky on June 20, 2013
Good day,
I recently bought a very old framed picture and found the name of the picture shop inc. Labeled on the back.
I would like to know if anyone might be sble to help me discern its origin and background.
Thank you in advance for any light you can shed on the subject.
Sincerely,
Valerie Spolsky