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“LOOK PLEASANT PLEASE!”

Charles S. Peterson, Look Pleasant Please!, 1912 (2014.29.5) Miss Clara Hoorman Sleepy Eye, Minn. We have a dozen post cards here for you which you ordered way back last April. Would appreciate it if you would call for them. Very … Continue reading

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Eye See

Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Man], ca. 1865-70, (2014.18.1) This tintype is striking. The portrait, a recent acquisition, is large: a full-plate, 8 3/8 x 6 3/8 inches. There’s a thoughtful minimalism. The sitter is sublime, with abundant and equine facial hair. … Continue reading

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“How are you all?”

Unidentified Photographer, [W.L. Howell outside his studio. Olney, Illinois], 1910 (2014.15.2) Mrs. E. R. Pygott, Sesser, Ill. Olney, Ill, 29, 10 Dear Sister, How are you all? We are well and we would appreciate a few words from you to … Continue reading

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