A tree in winter, circa 1890
An albumen print showing a leafless tree in winter with what appears to be two families posing in its branches and around its trunk. At least one man and two boys have climbed up into the tree, while two women have stayed below with the smaller children.
Photographer and location unidentified.
Condition: some of the glue that was used to fix the print to the mount is showing through in the area of sky but this could easily be cropped out if the photograph were matted and framed. The rest of the print is in excellent condition with very good tonal range. It is mounted on a cut-down section of album page, with a thin dark red border around the print. The mount has been neatly separated from its reverse side by a professional conservator.
Dimensions: the print measures 7” by 4.7” (17.7 cm by 11.9 cm); the mount measures 9.2” by 6.3” (23.4 cm by 16 cm).