UNTITLED (MILK BOTTLE IN SINK)
platinum-palladium print, signed in ink on the reverse, framed, 1923
8½ by 6½ in. (21.5 by 16.5 cm.)
This warm platinum-palladium print is in generally very good condition. There is original retouching throughout the print, most prominently in the upper right quadrant where a circular deposit which appears to have yellowed, and near the edges. There are pinholes at each corner. The edges of the image are somewhat lighter and exhibit uneven yellowing. Visible upon close examination in the upper left quadrant are several vertical gray lines, possibly graphite deposits. There is minor wear and chipping to the edges of the thin black margins.
'Photograph by ------ / Margaret Watkins / 46 Jane St., / ------- N. Y. C.' is written in the photographer's hand in ink on the reverse. 'RMG 3584'; 'a' [circled]; and 'S 34' are written in an unidentified hand in pencil on the reverse. Also on the reverse are a circular blue label and hinge remnants along the edges.
When examined under ultraviolet light, this photograph does not appear to fluoresce.
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