Seven Times One

Seven Times One

Editorial comment published with this plate:


There’s no dew left on the daisies and clover, There’s no rain left in heaven, I’ve said my “seven times” over and over, Seven times one are seven. I am old, so old, I can write a letter; My birthday lessons are done; The lambs play always, they know no better, They are only one times one.

We take pleasure in presenting our readers this week with another specimen of pictorial photography by Miss Catherine Weed Barnes. The picture is from a series of negatives illustrating Jean Ingelow’s famous poem. The picture speaks for itself. In connection with the lines quoted above it requires no explanation. Miss Barnes has been extremely happy not only in the choice of the little girl model but also in the background and the accessories of the picture.  (p. 117)

-grain-pattern may indicate this being a photogravure, although the thin paper stock of this plate is more consistent with colltype work done by the New York Photogravure Co.

Catherine Weed Barnes, 1851-1913, was an early editor of The American Amateur Photographer.

Seven Times One

Image Dimensions14.9 x 11.7 cm Friday, March 4, 1892

Support Dimensions22.1 x 16.9 cm trimmed: moderately thin, coated, (recto only) cream-colored paper