Stepping Stones

PhotographerGeorge B. Wood Jr.

CountryUnited States

MediumPhotogravure: Text

JournalSun & Shade 1894

AtelierN.Y. Photogravure Company (New York City)


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Fashion, Genre: Women, Landscape, Figure, Landscape, Streams, Women: Leisure Time


Image Dimensions: 20.5 x 11.7 cm January, 1894: whole #65
Support Dimensions: 34.9 x 27.5 cm

Associated Blog Posts:

Summer Streams Wide & Small

George Bacon Wood Jr.,  American: (1832-1909)


The index for the issue of Sun & Shade in which this photograph appears states:


To the meditative woman crossing the brook with careful steps upon the projecting stones, Oliver Wendell Holmes’ words, in his “Professor at the Breakfast Table,” can be appropriately applied: “The wisest woman you talk with is ignorant of something that you know, but an elegant woman never forgets her elegance.” With no eye to see her, as she crosses the woodland stream, the figure in the picture appears reposeful, full of thought, and unconsciously elegant in pose. This is a charming photograph from nature, simple, truthful and artistic.

Stepping Stones