~ Photographic Art ~
When photography was still something of a novelty, photographic studios sprang up all over the country and portrait photography became a new art form. The photographs were oftentimes stiff and formal, with the subject standing or sitting in an elaborate setting that might include Greek columns or scenes of nature. The top-hatted young man in the picture below gazes confidently into the camera. Who is he? What is his story? We’ll have to make one up for him because we’ll never know.