Dorothy Tucker photographs her Dolly

PhotographerC.R. Tucker

CountryUnited States

MediumGelatin Silver


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Genre: Children, Photography


Image Dimensions: 11.0 x 14.1 cm
Support Dimensions: 17.9 x 22.0 cm

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Step right up and see the show!

Taken ca. 1903-05 and the subject of an extensive series of studies by Charles Rollins Tucker, her amateur photographer father from infancy to late teens, Dorothy Tucker, (b. August, 1899, of Staten Island, N.Y.) prepares to squeeze a bulb shutter while photographing her dolly. This photograph or variant was likely entered in one of the annual “Kodak Competitions” from the period, as it features the company’s products, including a tripod-mounted plate camera. (undetermined model) A camera and tripod case can be seen on floor along with a single plate holder and dark cloth. Dorothy holds the dark slide for the camera in her left hand while making the exposure.

Dorothy Tucker photographs her Dolly