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Tintype portrait, ca. 1900

Tintype portrait, ca. 1900

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Maine Historical Society

Home portraiture backgrounds should be plain, French wrote, in order to draw the attention to the sitter.

The sitter is situated in a natural pose, while the photographer aims to capture an engaged expression.

In order to keep the sitter interested, French suggests keeping a conversation with them.

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