Boy with Ornate Chair

A carte de visite by O.A. Taft’s Gallery of Middlebury, Vt., depicts a young man with a slightly furrowed brow who sits on the edge of an ornate chair with his foot perched upon a small stool. Visible behind the chair is the base of a brace, which the photographer or an assistant has wrapped in material to conceal its protruding iron feet. Iron braces were used during the early period of photography to hold an individual in place while an exposure was being made.

This image is new to my collection, and available on PinterestTumblr, and Flickr:
Boy with Ornate Chair