Baby Dorothy Tucker with Mother

Baby Dorothy Tucker with Mother

Newborn Dorothy Tucker, born in August of 1899 on New York’s Staten Island, is held by her mother, Mary (Carruthers) Tucker. (1870-1940) She was a constant photographic subject for her father, a high school physics teacher at Curtis High School on the island who trained his camera on Dorothy from birth to late teens. As a cyanotype, this small example was thought well enough to frame behind glass as a family keepsake, lending credibility the process was not just considered a first way of proofing photos but good enough as an example to admire.

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Baby Dorothy Tucker with Mother

Image Dimensions7.0 x 5.4 cm

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