A Fair Philadelphian

PhotographerAlvin H. Bradley

CountryUnited States


JournalThe Photographic Times 1890

AtelierN.Y. Photogravure Company (New York City)


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Portrait: Woman


Image Dimensions: 15.8 x 10.6 cm | published May 9, 1890 | issue No. 451
Support Dimensions: 28.7 x 20.5 cm

Editorial comment on this plate:

The excellent example of portraiture which embellishes this issue of The Photographic Times is from a negative by Alvin F. Bradley, of the Gilbert Studios, in Philadelphia. “In my opinion,” writes Mr. Bradley, “a proper appreciation of the lighting of the subject, with a nicety of timing, is of more importance than either a special brand of plate or a specified formula.” In his picture Mr. Bradley certainly shows that his opinion is a good one, for, without any straining after-effect or pretension whatever, he has given us a well-posed and lighted portrait, and one that is without doubt highly satisfactory to the sitter. We shall be glad to give our readers another example of Mr. Bradley’s portrait work.

A Fair Philadelphian