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Lilliputian Souvenir

Artist:
Mathew B. Brady (American, born Ireland, 1823?–1896 New York)
Date:
1862–63
Medium:
Albumen silver print from glass negative
Dimensions:
Image: 7.7 x 4.5 cm (3 1/16 x 1 3/4 in.) each Mount: 8.8 x 5.2 cm (3 7/16 x 2 1/16 in.) each Mount (2nd): 51.7 x 41.7 cm (20 3/8 x 16 7/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Purchase, Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee Gift, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.100.280
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in ink on oval scalloped board on mount, recto BC: "Lilliputian // Souvenir"; inscribed in pencil on mount, verso TC: "Lilliputian Souvenir"; some prints with a blind stamp, BL [circled]: "EA"
Frederick Hill Meserve Collection; [Paul Katz, North Bennington, Vermont]; Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York, June 10, 1984

Musée d'Orsay. "L'invention d'un regard," October 2, 1989–December 31, 1989.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Howard Gilman Gallery: Inaugural Installation," October 16, 1997–February 1, 1998.

Heilbrun, Françoise. L'Invention d'un Regard (1839–1918). Paris: Musée d'Orsay, 1989. p. 52.



Brady prepared these composite groups of prints to be copied onto a single negative which in turn was printed to produce multiple image carte de visite.
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