September 28, 2012
Crayon Portrait of Woman in Striped Blouse ca 1870s
Dimensions:16x20 inches (known as a Mammoth)
Time period: ca 1870s
Large framed ‘crayon portraits’ were made in the 1800s and early 1900s.
These were artistic photographs that resemble a cross between photographs and charcoal or crayon sketches.
They can be monochrome or have charcoal coloring. This portrait is monochrome.
The photographer began the process with a light photograph and then embellished it with chalk and crayons.
Mostly you will find albumen crayon portraits from the late 1800s.
Item #17 For sale: $50.00 + shipping (we need your zip or postal code to determine shipping charges)
On verso in pencil:
"Crayon. Make dress black. This picture must be made well."
Paid $ .50