During the 19th century in America, silhouette cameo's were all the rage. In actuality, they were a vestige of an era before photographs when an artist could shine a light on you and create a painting or drawing of you in minutes. The offered cabinet photograph is a rare combination of both art forms as it is a photograph but utilizes a pre-photographic art form and pictures the writer Mark Twain and his wife. A bold piece of art in great shape, this is the only example of this image we have ever seen in any form!
Designation: Vintage 1
Overall Grade: 10/10