Punch Looks at Photographers
Since we have been looking at old cabinet cards in the last two posts, I thought it would be a good time to look at some illustrations of photographers from the 1862 Punch magazines I bought last year.
“Booking a Customer” Messrs. Cutts & Longstick, who have suffered much from the difficulty attending the Identification of “clients” on their return from a lengthened Tour, resort to the accompanying Device. Whilst the Captain is being measured by the Foreman, the Junior Partner adjusts the Camera for his Photograph.
If the Captain ever shaves, the photograph won’t help much in identifying him!
“Artful!” Dodge of Little Sperks, showing how Parties below the Middle Height, by the use of Miniature Background Furniture, may gain a more Imposing Stature in the Carte de Visite.
The other Punch cartoons I have shared are:
I’ll remember the last one, should I ever find myself forced in front of a camera!
On another subject, I want to be sure you see this picture on Something From Seaview, as an idea for a panel top: https://kaydeerouge.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/kniting-shaped-to-body.jpg
Just over the right shoulder of the mannequin in the center with the dress and long-sleeved tight cardigan.
Maybe you can make it for when you have your portrait made with tiny furniture!
If these are standard mannequins I guess I know why I can’t get my arms into the sleeves of anything today, even in XL.
I really liked the cartoons on crinolines.
I like those cartoons too. It is fun to see what people found humorous 150 years ago, and to see how it is similar to what we find funny today.
Yes, doll furniture! That Missoni post gave me the screaming abdabs……….WAY too much going on for my pea brain!!