1910 Large format mounted photograph of an Women's Entirely Stringed Instrument Orchestra by Gessford, N.Y. Photographer. Gessford Studios.

1910 Large format mounted photograph of an Women's Entirely Stringed Instrument Orchestra by Gessford, N.Y. Photographer

New York: Gessford Photography, 1910. F. A large-format mounted black and white photograph of 29 young women and their (presumed) teacher or maestro, the only male in the image; an entirely stringed instrument orchestra, with 22 violins, 2 bass viols, 3 cellos and a large standing harp; the laides all very formally attired in long petticoated white dresses, decorated with elaborate flouncing and lacy sleeves, the women all very serious and posed to perform; with the Gessford, N.Y. studio name in the plate and the Gessford, Photographer 288 Fifth Ave., N.Y. small rubber stamp identifier on back of the cardstock mount; very large format, the photograph 10 3/4" x 13 1/2", the mount making it a full 16" x 20"; no date and circa 1910; some wear and soiling to the cardstock; the image with some spottiness, soil; still, a good clear photograph, in very good condition overall; Joseph G. Gessford (active 1875-1925) a successful portrait & society photographer in New York. Item #21363

Price: $150.00

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