CABINET CARDS AND STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHS WITH PAINTED BACKDROPS WERE EXTREMELY POPULAR IN THE LATE 19TH CENTURY, and it wasn’t until around 1900 that they began to fall out of favor. Why was this? This was due to the popularity of the Kodak Brownie camera, when people could make their own photographs. So, it is rare to discover these 7-foot, 110-year old German painted backdrops. Imagine yourself in front of one of these.
Rare photographer’s backdrop of German winter landscape.
Condition: worn, with folds, worn edges
Height: 7 ft. 6 in.
Width/length: 7 ft. 10 in.
Number of items: 1
Materials/Techniques: hand painted, Ton Sur Ton, oil paint on canvas, removed from frame
InstallationsAntiques via 1stdibs.
611 W. 22nd Street
Houston, TX 77008