An Outing

An Outing

Editorial Comment for this plate:


THE figure composition which embellishes this issue of THE PHOTOGRAPHIC TIMES, is by John E. Dumont, of Rochester, already well know to the readers of this journal by his “Old Shaver,” and its companion, “Solid Comfort.” In “An Outing” we have an example of no less skillful if more intricate composition, than in the two pictures shown. The story of two comrades enjoying “an outing” together, somewhere by the sea, with plenty of good fishing, and freedom from restraints of city life, is well told by the subjects which enter into the composition of the picture, the accessories, and the arrangement of the whole. The pleasant brown which Mr. Edwards has chosen for printing the photo-gravure, lends itself especially to the spirit of the picture. “An Outing,” writes Mr. Dumont, “was made in the room of a friend, on a Cramer plate, with twenty seconds exposure.” (p. 179)

An Outing

Image Dimensions18.4 x 24.0 cm Published as frontis plate for April 12, 1889 issue

Support Dimensions20.5 x 28.6 cm

Print Notes

Signed within plate at lower left: J.E. Dumont ’88 and further engraved 1888 copyright notice below image; plate trimmed at upper margin of image.