Featured Antique Frame Surprise!!

Discussion in 'Ephemera and Photographs' started by Thehunter123, Dec 17, 2023.

  1. Thehunter123

    Thehunter123 New Member

    Hey yall! I went to the antique store today in search of an old frame for a project I’m working on. I picked up a nice, very old frame with a crappy looking still life print inside for cheap. To my surprise, there was an original, very well-preserved charcoal portrait hidden behind it—it was used as the backing! Any idea on an approximate age of the portrait?

    thanks in advance!

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  2. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Edwardian. Early 1900s. And too bad she's become separated from her family. The print is by John (Jeno) Friedlinger who's known for those lush still lives.

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  3. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    I think thats an enhanced photograph .
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  4. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    I'd think so too.

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  5. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    I'd guess it has more value than most, being a person of color.

    Sell it as Black Americana.
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  6. Thehunter123

    Thehunter123 New Member

    Was charcoal used as a way to enhance photographs in that era?
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  7. bluumz

    bluumz Quite Busy

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  8. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    On second look... I think she's a bit earlier. That looks like a leg of mutton sleeve, an 1890s fashion. So very late Victorian, right at the turn of the century.



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  9. smallaxe

    smallaxe Well-Known Member

  10. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    There's nothing at all on her back?

  11. Thehunter123

    Thehunter123 New Member

    Unfortunately nothing written on the back
  12. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    May I ask what part of the world you found it in?

  13. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    That's a beautifully retouched photo of a colored woman-fairly rare for the time period (?).It almost has the finesse of a lithograph.
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  14. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    A very attractive woman too, I'm sure there will be interest in the photo.
  15. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    So similar to this.


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  16. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    A black suffragette would have been a brave woman indeed.
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