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Woman from Honolulu

  • Object:

    photograph

  • Place of origin:

    San Francisco (photographed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1916 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Messinger Murdoch, Helen, born 1862 - died 1956 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    autochrome

  • Credit Line:

    The Royal Photographic Society Collection at the V&A, acquired with the generous assistance of the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Art Fund

  • Museum number:

    RPS.1740-2018

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case XRG, shelf 853

Physical description

Autochrome portrait of a young woman in a dress with a rose pinned to her lapel. On the left of the image is a mirror, giving a profile view of the sitter. Two glass plates sandwiched together and taped around the edges, with black card used to mask the emulsion plate, changing the orientation from landscape to portrait. Some of the emulsion on the bottom edge of the image is slightly degraded and cracking but stable.

Place of Origin

San Francisco (photographed)

Date

ca. 1916 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Messinger Murdoch, Helen, born 1862 - died 1956 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

autochrome

Marks and inscriptions

'INV: 10880'
Handwritten in pencil on the bottom left of the tape surrounding the plate.

'21-IX'
Handwritten in pencil on a circular sticker on the bottom left of the tape surrounding the plate.

''Miss (?) from Honolulu'
Handwritten in pencil on a white sticker on the bottom section of the tape surrounding the plates.

Dimensions

Height: 83 mm, Width: 107 mm, Depth: 3 mm

Descriptive line

Photograph by Helen Messinger Murdoch, 'Woman from Honolulu', San Francisco, autochrome, ca. 1916

Materials

Glass

Techniques

Autochrome; Photography

Categories

Photographs; Portraits; Fashion; The Royal Photographic Society

Collection

Royal Photographic Society Collection

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