Re: hand placement
- email@example.com wrote:
> <>From: Steve Knoblock <knoblock_private@...>Steve,
> I forwarded this question to Fritz Kirsch, a period photographer
> active in reenactments for over twenty years, who responeded with ". .
> . I know of no
> codified significance for hand placement in photographs from mid
> nineteenth century other than what I have explained above."
This is also what I have observed and learned from my collecting
experience. I think that it was more of an "artistic" expression. The
symbol of the sitters' relationship bonds, whether natural, spur of the
moment or chosen by the photographer is a fascinating part of
nineteenth-century photograph collecting. I was once told by a long-time
collector that A. Bogardus (New York City) was a master of hand placement.