albumen print, partially numbered '10' in the negative, titled and numbered in pencil on the reverse, circa 1920
7 by 8½ in. (17.8 by 21.6 cm.)
Grading this albumen print on a scale of 1 to 10 - a 10 being a print that has rich, deep dark tones and highlights that retain all their original detail - this print rates an 8. The center of the image is very detailed, and the highlights remain bright. There is a very faint warmth along the left and right edges. The extreme left edge appears more matte than the overall surface. There is minute edge wear and very soft diagonal corner impressions. Scattered pinpoint-sized matte deposits of indeterminate nature are visible only in raking light.
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