Elderly woman wearing Bonnet

Elderly woman wearing Bonnet

This unsigned genre study of an elderly woman wearing a bonnet shows her sitting on a porch holding a letter. Two barrels can be seen at lower right. This mounted exhibition photograph printed in gum on laid paper may have been taken during a summer session of the Clarence H. White School of Photography as it was purchased along with other known examples by White students, including Elizabeth G. Stoltz. Stoltz attended the White School in 1917 & 1918. Her photograph Our Neighbors was used on the inside front cover for the school’s 1920 Summer School Prospectus.  (1.)

provenance: purchased 2015: Elizabeth G. Stoltz/Florida estate

1. Background: Elizabeth G. Stoltz: records held in the Warren and Margo Coville Collection in the Prints & Photographs Division at the Library of Congress compiled by Kathleen A. Erwin: 2015 email to this website from LC curator Verna Curtis.

Elderly woman wearing Bonnet

Image Dimensions15.5 x 19.8 cm laid paper glued along upper margin

Support DimensionsDetail: 17.6 x 21.7 cm | 36.2 x 28.7 cm both: cream-colored card stock (entire primary mount shown)