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    Re: Found Photographs

    and didn't consider what he was doing (at least in the 1920's) to be "art".
    And yet, these portraits are in the pictorialist tradition.

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    Wonder why he always has the bride in front of a picture frame? Looks like he showcased the groom.
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    Re: Found Photographs

    A signed portrait by Edward Weston is precious, a negative may be priceless. Very special to have this in your family history, thanks for sharing here!
    BTW, that couch in the other pic looks familiar, perhaps the photo was taken in his studio? Weston's daybooks are a good read with many insights into the photographic process. He had much passion for the art, tragic that that he could not continue to photograph in his final years.

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    While cleaning out my dad's house a few years back, I came across box upon box of prints, negatives (glass plate and film), and transparencies going back to the late 1800s. The "gem" of the collection is my grandparents' wedding photo, by Edward Weston. (My grandparents lived in Tropico, a small town between Glendale and Los Angeles, not too far from Weston's early studio.) In addition to the signed print, I have a box of glass plate negatives from the same photo session.
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