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Making, Not Taking: Portrait Photography in the 19th Century

Presented by Wellesley College at The Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley MA

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Making, Not Taking: Portrait Photography in the 19th Century

Mounted in conjunction with Going Viral: Photography, Performance, and the Everyday, this exhibition tells an earlier history of vernacular photography—that of 19th-century portraiture.

Mounted in conjunction with Going Viral: Photography, Performance, and the Everyday, this exhibition tells an earlier history of vernacular photography—that of 19th-century portraiture. Similar to snapshots, the portrait photograph is enigmatic for its ability to be a one-of-a-kind object (a family keepsake) and a duplicate (a repetition of conventional settings, poses, and framing devices) all at once. However, before photographs were taken or snapped, they were made. Early photography was a

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The Davis Museum at Wellesley College

106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02482

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