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Marjorie Abbott

C. Yarnall Abbott (American, 1870–1938)

1913

Medium platinum print Measurements H: 9 3/8 x W: 7 1/4 in. (23.81 x 18.41 cm) Credit Gift of the George H. Ebbs Family Accession Number 2007.51.4 Location Not on View

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This portrait makes use of conventions found in representation of children at the beginning of the 20th century. Abbott portrays young Marjorie gazing downward, immersed in her own sacred world. Unaware of the viewer’s gaze, she is innocent and unaware of the realities found outside the realm of childhood. Platinum prints such as this one were particularly valued by Pictorialist photographers such as C. Yarnall Abbott, who was prominent in the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, and member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession. Pictorialists, who believed that a photograph should be accorded the same respect as other art objects, appreciated the subtle variations of tone possible in platinum prints, as well as their permanence.

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Title: Label, Scaife, 2007.51.4, Abbott, C. Yarnall, Marjorie Abbott, 1913
This portrait makes use of conventions found in representation of children at the beginning of the 20th century. Abbott portrays young Marjorie gazing downward, immersed in her own sacred world. Unaware of the viewer’s gaze, she is innocent and unaware of the realities found outside the realm of childhood. Platinum prints such as this one were particularly valued by Pictorialist photographers such as C. Yarnall Abbott, who was prominent in the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, and member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession. Pictorialists, who believed that a photograph should be accorded the same respect as other art objects, appreciated the subtle variations of tone possible in platinum prints, as well as their permanence.
Date: 2012
Purpose: label
Author: Benedict-Jones, Linda

Title: Label, Scaife, 2007.51.4, Abbott, C. Yarnall, Marjorie Abbott, 1913
This portrait makes use of conventions found in representation of children at the beginning of the 20th century. Abbott portrays young Marjorie gazing downward, immersed in her own sacred world. Unaware of the viewer’s gaze, she is innocent and unaware of the realities found outside the realm of childhood. Platinum prints such as this one were particularly valued by Pictorialist photographers such as C. Yarnall Abbott, who was prominent in the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, and member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession. Pictorialists, who believed that a photograph should be accorded the same respect as other art objects, appreciated the subtle variations of tone possible in platinum prints, as well as their permanence.
Date: 2012
Purpose: label
Author: Benedict-Jones, Linda

Title: Label, Scaife, 2007.51.4, Abbott, C. Yarnall, Marjorie Abbott, 1913
This portrait makes use of conventions found in representation of children at the beginning of the 20th century. Abbott portrays young Marjorie gazing downward, immersed in her own sacred world. Unaware of the viewer’s gaze, she is innocent and unaware of the realities found outside the realm of childhood. Platinum prints such as this one were particularly valued by Pictorialist photographers such as C. Yarnall Abbott, who was prominent in the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, and member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession. Pictorialists, who believed that a photograph should be accorded the same respect as other art objects, appreciated the subtle variations of tone possible in platinum prints, as well as their permanence.
Date: 2012
Purpose: label
Author: Benedict-Jones, Linda

Title: Label, Scaife, 2007.51.4, Abbott, C. Yarnall, Marjorie Abbott, 1913
This portrait makes use of conventions found in representation of children at the beginning of the 20th century. Abbott portrays young Marjorie gazing downward, immersed in her own sacred world. Unaware of the viewer’s gaze, she is innocent and unaware of the realities found outside the realm of childhood. Platinum prints such as this one were particularly valued by Pictorialist photographers such as C. Yarnall Abbott, who was prominent in the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, and member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession. Pictorialists, who believed that a photograph should be accorded the same respect as other art objects, appreciated the subtle variations of tone possible in platinum prints, as well as their permanence.
Date: 2012
Purpose: label
Author: Benedict-Jones, Linda

Title: Label, Scaife, 2007.51.4, Abbott, C. Yarnall, Marjorie Abbott, 1913
This portrait makes use of conventions found in representation of children at the beginning of the 20th century. Abbott portrays young Marjorie gazing downward, immersed in her own sacred world. Unaware of the viewer’s gaze, she is innocent and unaware of the realities found outside the realm of childhood. Platinum prints such as this one were particularly valued by Pictorialist photographers such as C. Yarnall Abbott, who was prominent in the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, and member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession. Pictorialists, who believed that a photograph should be accorded the same respect as other art objects, appreciated the subtle variations of tone possible in platinum prints, as well as their permanence.
Date: 2012
Purpose: label
Author: Benedict-Jones, Linda

Title: Label, Scaife, 2007.51.4, Abbott, C. Yarnall, Marjorie Abbott, 1913
This portrait makes use of conventions found in representation of children at the beginning of the 20th century. Abbott portrays young Marjorie gazing downward, immersed in her own sacred world. Unaware of the viewer’s gaze, she is innocent and unaware of the realities found outside the realm of childhood. Platinum prints such as this one were particularly valued by Pictorialist photographers such as C. Yarnall Abbott, who was prominent in the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, and member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession. Pictorialists, who believed that a photograph should be accorded the same respect as other art objects, appreciated the subtle variations of tone possible in platinum prints, as well as their permanence.
Date: 2012
Purpose: label
Author: Benedict-Jones, Linda

Title: Label, Scaife, 2007.51.4, Abbott, C. Yarnall, Marjorie Abbott, 1913
This portrait makes use of conventions found in representation of children at the beginning of the 20th century. Abbott portrays young Marjorie gazing downward, immersed in her own sacred world. Unaware of the viewer’s gaze, she is innocent and unaware of the realities found outside the realm of childhood. Platinum prints such as this one were particularly valued by Pictorialist photographers such as C. Yarnall Abbott, who was prominent in the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, and member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession. Pictorialists, who believed that a photograph should be accorded the same respect as other art objects, appreciated the subtle variations of tone possible in platinum prints, as well as their permanence.
Date: 2012
Purpose: label
Author: Benedict-Jones, Linda

Title: Label, Scaife, 2007.51.4, Abbott, C. Yarnall, Marjorie Abbott, 1913
This portrait makes use of conventions found in representation of children at the beginning of the 20th century. Abbott portrays young Marjorie gazing downward, immersed in her own sacred world. Unaware of the viewer’s gaze, she is innocent and unaware of the realities found outside the realm of childhood. Platinum prints such as this one were particularly valued by Pictorialist photographers such as C. Yarnall Abbott, who was prominent in the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, and member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession. Pictorialists, who believed that a photograph should be accorded the same respect as other art objects, appreciated the subtle variations of tone possible in platinum prints, as well as their permanence.
Date: 2012
Purpose: label
Author: Benedict-Jones, Linda

Title: Label, Scaife, 2007.51.4, Abbott, C. Yarnall, Marjorie Abbott, 1913
This portrait makes use of conventions found in representation of children at the beginning of the 20th century. Abbott portrays young Marjorie gazing downward, immersed in her own sacred world. Unaware of the viewer’s gaze, she is innocent and unaware of the realities found outside the realm of childhood. Platinum prints such as this one were particularly valued by Pictorialist photographers such as C. Yarnall Abbott, who was prominent in the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, and member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession. Pictorialists, who believed that a photograph should be accorded the same respect as other art objects, appreciated the subtle variations of tone possible in platinum prints, as well as their permanence.
Date: 2012
Purpose: label
Author: Benedict-Jones, Linda

Title: Label, Scaife, 2007.51.4, Abbott, C. Yarnall, Marjorie Abbott, 1913
This portrait makes use of conventions found in representation of children at the beginning of the 20th century. Abbott portrays young Marjorie gazing downward, immersed in her own sacred world. Unaware of the viewer’s gaze, she is innocent and unaware of the realities found outside the realm of childhood. Platinum prints such as this one were particularly valued by Pictorialist photographers such as C. Yarnall Abbott, who was prominent in the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, and member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession. Pictorialists, who believed that a photograph should be accorded the same respect as other art objects, appreciated the subtle variations of tone possible in platinum prints, as well as their permanence.
Date: 2012
Purpose: label
Author: Benedict-Jones, Linda

Title: Label, Scaife, 2007.51.4, Abbott, C. Yarnall, Marjorie Abbott, 1913
This portrait makes use of conventions found in representation of children at the beginning of the 20th century. Abbott portrays young Marjorie gazing downward, immersed in her own sacred world. Unaware of the viewer’s gaze, she is innocent and unaware of the realities found outside the realm of childhood. Platinum prints such as this one were particularly valued by Pictorialist photographers such as C. Yarnall Abbott, who was prominent in the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, and member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession. Pictorialists, who believed that a photograph should be accorded the same respect as other art objects, appreciated the subtle variations of tone possible in platinum prints, as well as their permanence.
Date: 2012
Purpose: label
Author: Benedict-Jones, Linda

Title: Label, Scaife, 2007.51.4, Abbott, C. Yarnall, Marjorie Abbott, 1913
This portrait makes use of conventions found in representation of children at the beginning of the 20th century. Abbott portrays young Marjorie gazing downward, immersed in her own sacred world. Unaware of the viewer’s gaze, she is innocent and unaware of the realities found outside the realm of childhood. Platinum prints such as this one were particularly valued by Pictorialist photographers such as C. Yarnall Abbott, who was prominent in the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, and member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession. Pictorialists, who believed that a photograph should be accorded the same respect as other art objects, appreciated the subtle variations of tone possible in platinum prints, as well as their permanence.
Date: 2012
Purpose: label
Author: Benedict-Jones, Linda

Title: Label, Scaife, 2007.51.4, Abbott, C. Yarnall, Marjorie Abbott, 1913
This portrait makes use of conventions found in representation of children at the beginning of the 20th century. Abbott portrays young Marjorie gazing downward, immersed in her own sacred world. Unaware of the viewer’s gaze, she is innocent and unaware of the realities found outside the realm of childhood. Platinum prints such as this one were particularly valued by Pictorialist photographers such as C. Yarnall Abbott, who was prominent in the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, and member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession. Pictorialists, who believed that a photograph should be accorded the same respect as other art objects, appreciated the subtle variations of tone possible in platinum prints, as well as their permanence.
Date: 2012
Purpose: label
Author: Benedict-Jones, Linda

Title: Label, Scaife, 2007.51.4, Abbott, C. Yarnall, Marjorie Abbott, 1913
This portrait makes use of conventions found in representation of children at the beginning of the 20th century. Abbott portrays young Marjorie gazing downward, immersed in her own sacred world. Unaware of the viewer’s gaze, she is innocent and unaware of the realities found outside the realm of childhood. Platinum prints such as this one were particularly valued by Pictorialist photographers such as C. Yarnall Abbott, who was prominent in the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, and member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession. Pictorialists, who believed that a photograph should be accorded the same respect as other art objects, appreciated the subtle variations of tone possible in platinum prints, as well as their permanence.
Date: 2012
Purpose: label
Author: Benedict-Jones, Linda

Title: Label, Scaife, 2007.51.4, Abbott, C. Yarnall, Marjorie Abbott, 1913
This portrait makes use of conventions found in representation of children at the beginning of the 20th century. Abbott portrays young Marjorie gazing downward, immersed in her own sacred world. Unaware of the viewer’s gaze, she is innocent and unaware of the realities found outside the realm of childhood. Platinum prints such as this one were particularly valued by Pictorialist photographers such as C. Yarnall Abbott, who was prominent in the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, and member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession. Pictorialists, who believed that a photograph should be accorded the same respect as other art objects, appreciated the subtle variations of tone possible in platinum prints, as well as their permanence.
Date: 2012
Purpose: label
Author: Benedict-Jones, Linda

Title: Label, Scaife, 2007.51.4, Abbott, C. Yarnall, Marjorie Abbott, 1913
This portrait makes use of conventions found in representation of children at the beginning of the 20th century. Abbott portrays young Marjorie gazing downward, immersed in her own sacred world. Unaware of the viewer’s gaze, she is innocent and unaware of the realities found outside the realm of childhood. Platinum prints such as this one were particularly valued by Pictorialist photographers such as C. Yarnall Abbott, who was prominent in the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, and member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession. Pictorialists, who believed that a photograph should be accorded the same respect as other art objects, appreciated the subtle variations of tone possible in platinum prints, as well as their permanence.
Date: 2012
Purpose: label
Author: Benedict-Jones, Linda

Title: Label, Scaife, 2007.51.4, Abbott, C. Yarnall, Marjorie Abbott, 1913
This portrait makes use of conventions found in representation of children at the beginning of the 20th century. Abbott portrays young Marjorie gazing downward, immersed in her own sacred world. Unaware of the viewer’s gaze, she is innocent and unaware of the realities found outside the realm of childhood. Platinum prints such as this one were particularly valued by Pictorialist photographers such as C. Yarnall Abbott, who was prominent in the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, and member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession. Pictorialists, who believed that a photograph should be accorded the same respect as other art objects, appreciated the subtle variations of tone possible in platinum prints, as well as their permanence.
Date: 2012
Purpose: label
Author: Benedict-Jones, Linda

Title: Label, Scaife, 2007.51.4, Abbott, C. Yarnall, Marjorie Abbott, 1913
This portrait makes use of conventions found in representation of children at the beginning of the 20th century. Abbott portrays young Marjorie gazing downward, immersed in her own sacred world. Unaware of the viewer’s gaze, she is innocent and unaware of the realities found outside the realm of childhood. Platinum prints such as this one were particularly valued by Pictorialist photographers such as C. Yarnall Abbott, who was prominent in the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, and member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession. Pictorialists, who believed that a photograph should be accorded the same respect as other art objects, appreciated the subtle variations of tone possible in platinum prints, as well as their permanence.
Date: 2012
Purpose: label
Author: Benedict-Jones, Linda

Title: Label, Scaife, 2007.51.4, Abbott, C. Yarnall, Marjorie Abbott, 1913
This portrait makes use of conventions found in representation of children at the beginning of the 20th century. Abbott portrays young Marjorie gazing downward, immersed in her own sacred world. Unaware of the viewer’s gaze, she is innocent and unaware of the realities found outside the realm of childhood. Platinum prints such as this one were particularly valued by Pictorialist photographers such as C. Yarnall Abbott, who was prominent in the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, and member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession. Pictorialists, who believed that a photograph should be accorded the same respect as other art objects, appreciated the subtle variations of tone possible in platinum prints, as well as their permanence.
Date: 2012
Purpose: label
Author: Benedict-Jones, Linda

Title: Label, Scaife, 2007.51.4, Abbott, C. Yarnall, Marjorie Abbott, 1913
This portrait makes use of conventions found in representation of children at the beginning of the 20th century. Abbott portrays young Marjorie gazing downward, immersed in her own sacred world. Unaware of the viewer’s gaze, she is innocent and unaware of the realities found outside the realm of childhood. Platinum prints such as this one were particularly valued by Pictorialist photographers such as C. Yarnall Abbott, who was prominent in the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, and member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession. Pictorialists, who believed that a photograph should be accorded the same respect as other art objects, appreciated the subtle variations of tone possible in platinum prints, as well as their permanence.
Date: 2012
Purpose: label
Author: Benedict-Jones, Linda

Title: Label, Scaife, 2007.51.4, Abbott, C. Yarnall, Marjorie Abbott, 1913
This portrait makes use of conventions found in representation of children at the beginning of the 20th century. Abbott portrays young Marjorie gazing downward, immersed in her own sacred world. Unaware of the viewer’s gaze, she is innocent and unaware of the realities found outside the realm of childhood. Platinum prints such as this one were particularly valued by Pictorialist photographers such as C. Yarnall Abbott, who was prominent in the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, and member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession. Pictorialists, who believed that a photograph should be accorded the same respect as other art objects, appreciated the subtle variations of tone possible in platinum prints, as well as their permanence.
Date: 2012
Purpose: label
Author: Benedict-Jones, Linda

Title: Label, Scaife, 2007.51.4, Abbott, C. Yarnall, Marjorie Abbott, 1913
This portrait makes use of conventions found in representation of children at the beginning of the 20th century. Abbott portrays young Marjorie gazing downward, immersed in her own sacred world. Unaware of the viewer’s gaze, she is innocent and unaware of the realities found outside the realm of childhood. Platinum prints such as this one were particularly valued by Pictorialist photographers such as C. Yarnall Abbott, who was prominent in the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, and member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession. Pictorialists, who believed that a photograph should be accorded the same respect as other art objects, appreciated the subtle variations of tone possible in platinum prints, as well as their permanence.
Date: 2012
Purpose: label
Author: Benedict-Jones, Linda

Title: Label, Scaife, 2007.51.4, Abbott, C. Yarnall, Marjorie Abbott, 1913
This portrait makes use of conventions found in representation of children at the beginning of the 20th century. Abbott portrays young Marjorie gazing downward, immersed in her own sacred world. Unaware of the viewer’s gaze, she is innocent and unaware of the realities found outside the realm of childhood. Platinum prints such as this one were particularly valued by Pictorialist photographers such as C. Yarnall Abbott, who was prominent in the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, and member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession. Pictorialists, who believed that a photograph should be accorded the same respect as other art objects, appreciated the subtle variations of tone possible in platinum prints, as well as their permanence.
Date: 2012
Purpose: label
Author: Benedict-Jones, Linda

Title: Label, Scaife, 2007.51.4, Abbott, C. Yarnall, Marjorie Abbott, 1913
This portrait makes use of conventions found in representation of children at the beginning of the 20th century. Abbott portrays young Marjorie gazing downward, immersed in her own sacred world. Unaware of the viewer’s gaze, she is innocent and unaware of the realities found outside the realm of childhood. Platinum prints such as this one were particularly valued by Pictorialist photographers such as C. Yarnall Abbott, who was prominent in the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, and member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession. Pictorialists, who believed that a photograph should be accorded the same respect as other art objects, appreciated the subtle variations of tone possible in platinum prints, as well as their permanence.
Date: 2012
Purpose: label
Author: Benedict-Jones, Linda

Title: Label, Scaife, 2007.51.4, Abbott, C. Yarnall, Marjorie Abbott, 1913
This portrait makes use of conventions found in representation of children at the beginning of the 20th century. Abbott portrays young Marjorie gazing downward, immersed in her own sacred world. Unaware of the viewer’s gaze, she is innocent and unaware of the realities found outside the realm of childhood. Platinum prints such as this one were particularly valued by Pictorialist photographers such as C. Yarnall Abbott, who was prominent in the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, and member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession. Pictorialists, who believed that a photograph should be accorded the same respect as other art objects, appreciated the subtle variations of tone possible in platinum prints, as well as their permanence.
Date: 2012
Purpose: label
Author: Benedict-Jones, Linda

Title: Label, Scaife, 2007.51.4, Abbott, C. Yarnall, Marjorie Abbott, 1913
This portrait makes use of conventions found in representation of children at the beginning of the 20th century. Abbott portrays young Marjorie gazing downward, immersed in her own sacred world. Unaware of the viewer’s gaze, she is innocent and unaware of the realities found outside the realm of childhood. Platinum prints such as this one were particularly valued by Pictorialist photographers such as C. Yarnall Abbott, who was prominent in the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, and member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession. Pictorialists, who believed that a photograph should be accorded the same respect as other art objects, appreciated the subtle variations of tone possible in platinum prints, as well as their permanence.
Date: 2012
Purpose: label
Author: Benedict-Jones, Linda

Title: Label, Scaife, 2007.51.4, Abbott, C. Yarnall, Marjorie Abbott, 1913
This portrait makes use of conventions found in representation of children at the beginning of the 20th century. Abbott portrays young Marjorie gazing downward, immersed in her own sacred world. Unaware of the viewer’s gaze, she is innocent and unaware of the realities found outside the realm of childhood. Platinum prints such as this one were particularly valued by Pictorialist photographers such as C. Yarnall Abbott, who was prominent in the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, and member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession. Pictorialists, who believed that a photograph should be accorded the same respect as other art objects, appreciated the subtle variations of tone possible in platinum prints, as well as their permanence.
Date: 2012
Purpose: label
Author: Benedict-Jones, Linda

Title: Label, Scaife, 2007.51.4, Abbott, C. Yarnall, Marjorie Abbott, 1913
This portrait makes use of conventions found in representation of children at the beginning of the 20th century. Abbott portrays young Marjorie gazing downward, immersed in her own sacred world. Unaware of the viewer’s gaze, she is innocent and unaware of the realities found outside the realm of childhood. Platinum prints such as this one were particularly valued by Pictorialist photographers such as C. Yarnall Abbott, who was prominent in the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, and member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession. Pictorialists, who believed that a photograph should be accorded the same respect as other art objects, appreciated the subtle variations of tone possible in platinum prints, as well as their permanence.
Date: 2012
Purpose: label
Author: Benedict-Jones, Linda

Title: Label, Scaife, 2007.51.4, Abbott, C. Yarnall, Marjorie Abbott, 1913
This portrait makes use of conventions found in representation of children at the beginning of the 20th century. Abbott portrays young Marjorie gazing downward, immersed in her own sacred world. Unaware of the viewer’s gaze, she is innocent and unaware of the realities found outside the realm of childhood. Platinum prints such as this one were particularly valued by Pictorialist photographers such as C. Yarnall Abbott, who was prominent in the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, and member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession. Pictorialists, who believed that a photograph should be accorded the same respect as other art objects, appreciated the subtle variations of tone possible in platinum prints, as well as their permanence.
Date: 2012
Purpose: label
Author: Benedict-Jones, Linda

Title: Label, Scaife, 2007.51.4, Abbott, C. Yarnall, Marjorie Abbott, 1913
This portrait makes use of conventions found in representation of children at the beginning of the 20th century. Abbott portrays young Marjorie gazing downward, immersed in her own sacred world. Unaware of the viewer’s gaze, she is innocent and unaware of the realities found outside the realm of childhood. Platinum prints such as this one were particularly valued by Pictorialist photographers such as C. Yarnall Abbott, who was prominent in the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, and member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession. Pictorialists, who believed that a photograph should be accorded the same respect as other art objects, appreciated the subtle variations of tone possible in platinum prints, as well as their permanence.
Date: 2012
Purpose: label
Author: Benedict-Jones, Linda

Title: Label, Scaife, 2007.51.4, Abbott, C. Yarnall, Marjorie Abbott, 1913
This portrait makes use of conventions found in representation of children at the beginning of the 20th century. Abbott portrays young Marjorie gazing downward, immersed in her own sacred world. Unaware of the viewer’s gaze, she is innocent and unaware of the realities found outside the realm of childhood. Platinum prints such as this one were particularly valued by Pictorialist photographers such as C. Yarnall Abbott, who was prominent in the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, and member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession. Pictorialists, who believed that a photograph should be accorded the same respect as other art objects, appreciated the subtle variations of tone possible in platinum prints, as well as their permanence.
Date: 2012
Purpose: label
Author: Benedict-Jones, Linda

Title: Label, Scaife, 2007.51.4, Abbott, C. Yarnall, Marjorie Abbott, 1913
This portrait makes use of conventions found in representation of children at the beginning of the 20th century. Abbott portrays young Marjorie gazing downward, immersed in her own sacred world. Unaware of the viewer’s gaze, she is innocent and unaware of the realities found outside the realm of childhood. Platinum prints such as this one were particularly valued by Pictorialist photographers such as C. Yarnall Abbott, who was prominent in the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, and member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession. Pictorialists, who believed that a photograph should be accorded the same respect as other art objects, appreciated the subtle variations of tone possible in platinum prints, as well as their permanence.
Date: 2012
Purpose: label
Author: Benedict-Jones, Linda

Title: Label, Scaife, 2007.51.4, Abbott, C. Yarnall, Marjorie Abbott, 1913
This portrait makes use of conventions found in representation of children at the beginning of the 20th century. Abbott portrays young Marjorie gazing downward, immersed in her own sacred world. Unaware of the viewer’s gaze, she is innocent and unaware of the realities found outside the realm of childhood. Platinum prints such as this one were particularly valued by Pictorialist photographers such as C. Yarnall Abbott, who was prominent in the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, and member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession. Pictorialists, who believed that a photograph should be accorded the same respect as other art objects, appreciated the subtle variations of tone possible in platinum prints, as well as their permanence.
Date: 2012
Purpose: label
Author: Benedict-Jones, Linda

Title: Label, Scaife, 2007.51.4, Abbott, C. Yarnall, Marjorie Abbott, 1913
This portrait makes use of conventions found in representation of children at the beginning of the 20th century. Abbott portrays young Marjorie gazing downward, immersed in her own sacred world. Unaware of the viewer’s gaze, she is innocent and unaware of the realities found outside the realm of childhood. Platinum prints such as this one were particularly valued by Pictorialist photographers such as C. Yarnall Abbott, who was prominent in the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, and member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession. Pictorialists, who believed that a photograph should be accorded the same respect as other art objects, appreciated the subtle variations of tone possible in platinum prints, as well as their permanence.
Date: 2012
Purpose: label
Author: Benedict-Jones, Linda

Title: Label, Scaife, 2007.51.4, Abbott, C. Yarnall, Marjorie Abbott, 1913
This portrait makes use of conventions found in representation of children at the beginning of the 20th century. Abbott portrays young Marjorie gazing downward, immersed in her own sacred world. Unaware of the viewer’s gaze, she is innocent and unaware of the realities found outside the realm of childhood. Platinum prints such as this one were particularly valued by Pictorialist photographers such as C. Yarnall Abbott, who was prominent in the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, and member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession. Pictorialists, who believed that a photograph should be accorded the same respect as other art objects, appreciated the subtle variations of tone possible in platinum prints, as well as their permanence.
Date: 2012
Purpose: label
Author: Benedict-Jones, Linda

Title: Label, Scaife, 2007.51.4, Abbott, C. Yarnall, Marjorie Abbott, 1913
This portrait makes use of conventions found in representation of children at the beginning of the 20th century. Abbott portrays young Marjorie gazing downward, immersed in her own sacred world. Unaware of the viewer’s gaze, she is innocent and unaware of the realities found outside the realm of childhood. Platinum prints such as this one were particularly valued by Pictorialist photographers such as C. Yarnall Abbott, who was prominent in the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, and member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession. Pictorialists, who believed that a photograph should be accorded the same respect as other art objects, appreciated the subtle variations of tone possible in platinum prints, as well as their permanence.
Date: 2012
Purpose: label
Author: Benedict-Jones, Linda

Title: Label, Scaife, 2007.51.4, Abbott, C. Yarnall, Marjorie Abbott, 1913
This portrait makes use of conventions found in representation of children at the beginning of the 20th century. Abbott portrays young Marjorie gazing downward, immersed in her own sacred world. Unaware of the viewer’s gaze, she is innocent and unaware of the realities found outside the realm of childhood. Platinum prints such as this one were particularly valued by Pictorialist photographers such as C. Yarnall Abbott, who was prominent in the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, and member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession. Pictorialists, who believed that a photograph should be accorded the same respect as other art objects, appreciated the subtle variations of tone possible in platinum prints, as well as their permanence.
Date: 2012
Purpose: label
Author: Benedict-Jones, Linda

Title: Label, Scaife, 2007.51.4, Abbott, C. Yarnall, Marjorie Abbott, 1913
This portrait makes use of conventions found in representation of children at the beginning of the 20th century. Abbott portrays young Marjorie gazing downward, immersed in her own sacred world. Unaware of the viewer’s gaze, she is innocent and unaware of the realities found outside the realm of childhood. Platinum prints such as this one were particularly valued by Pictorialist photographers such as C. Yarnall Abbott, who was prominent in the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, and member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession. Pictorialists, who believed that a photograph should be accorded the same respect as other art objects, appreciated the subtle variations of tone possible in platinum prints, as well as their permanence.
Date: 2012
Purpose: label
Author: Benedict-Jones, Linda

Title: Label, Scaife, 2007.51.4, Abbott, C. Yarnall, Marjorie Abbott, 1913
This portrait makes use of conventions found in representation of children at the beginning of the 20th century. Abbott portrays young Marjorie gazing downward, immersed in her own sacred world. Unaware of the viewer’s gaze, she is innocent and unaware of the realities found outside the realm of childhood. Platinum prints such as this one were particularly valued by Pictorialist photographers such as C. Yarnall Abbott, who was prominent in the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, and member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession. Pictorialists, who believed that a photograph should be accorded the same respect as other art objects, appreciated the subtle variations of tone possible in platinum prints, as well as their permanence.
Date: 2012
Purpose: label
Author: Benedict-Jones, Linda

Title: Label, Scaife, 2007.51.4, Abbott, C. Yarnall, Marjorie Abbott, 1913
This portrait makes use of conventions found in representation of children at the beginning of the 20th century. Abbott portrays young Marjorie gazing downward, immersed in her own sacred world. Unaware of the viewer’s gaze, she is innocent and unaware of the realities found outside the realm of childhood. Platinum prints such as this one were particularly valued by Pictorialist photographers such as C. Yarnall Abbott, who was prominent in the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, and member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession. Pictorialists, who believed that a photograph should be accorded the same respect as other art objects, appreciated the subtle variations of tone possible in platinum prints, as well as their permanence.
Date: 2012
Purpose: label
Author: Benedict-Jones, Linda