Consider the chair

Sometimes a baby sat in it, although it helped to have armrests to stead them. And sometimes adults used them for balance. Sometimes they had fringes, like this. Here's one detail.
Sometimes a baby sat in them during the session, although an armrest to steady them helped. And sometimes adults used them for balance. Sometimes they had fringes, like this. Here’s one in detail.

Sometimes a subject sat in it. Sometimes a subject simply stood elegantly beside it.

Sorting through family photos, I’ve noticed the same chair just might remain in a photographer’s studio for years.

Notice the mantel, too.
Notice the mantel, too.
And the way it moved.
And the way it moved. Is it the same girl, years apart?

 

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