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Lot # 21: 1870's Mark Twain, "Silhouette of American Author" Unusual and Artistic Cabinet Photo

Category: Artists/Authors

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 13 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "August Collectors Auction 2021",
which ran from 8/2/2021 6:00 PM to
8/21/2021 8:00 PM



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!

Size: 4.25x6.5
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 10/10

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