The Confidante

The Confidante

Editorial comment on this plate:

In happy girlhood every occurrence is imbued with importance and no step can be taken without due consideration.
The dearest friend of the moment, with much show of secrecy is apprised of the reason tor serious conversation and together they seat themselves: one, grave as befits the dignity of a consulted friend; the other, inquiring, arch, and a little anxious if wholly confiding in her friend’s ability to advise.
As Dryden says:

You love me for no other end,
Than to become my confidant and friend,
As such I keep no secret from your sight.

Mr. Rudolph Eickemeyer, Junior, the author of our picture this week, has caught with the camera the spirit of his conception with rare fidelity, and gives us a charming result. The interesting account which follows, by Mr. Eickemeyer, on “A Home Made Studio,” tells how he does his in-door work. Mr. Eickemeyer is also an accomplished landscape photographer, having made many attractive pictures in the Catskills and the remote West as well as nearer at home. In a later number of the magazine we may promise to show our readers a specimen of Mr. Eickemeyer’s out-door photography in which figures are composed with the landscape.
The present reproduction is by F. Gutekunst, of Philadelphia.

The Confidante

Image Dimensions15.0 x 19.7 cm | published March 14, 1890 | issue No. 443

Support Dimensions20.5 x 28.7 cm