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THESE PHOTO SNAPSHOT SILHOUETTES, WHICH I JUST SPOTTED ON EBAY, ARE OF THE HOME MADE VARIETY. I’m thinking they may have been made as simple studies for an illustrator. Done in the early 1940s, they are nice examples of silhouettes, something that has been popular as an American art form since our nation was founded. Originally made from cut paper, or painted, it only seems natural that it would extend to photography after cameras became popular. With just a simple white sheet, a dark room and a bright light, you can have lots of fun. And, it looks like someone did, some 70 years ago.

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