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LL/60783
Russell A. Miller (American, active 1850s-1860s)
Painter and Backdrop
n.d.
Daguerreotype, 1.2 plate
 
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Gift of Hallmark Cards, Inc., 2005.27.19
 
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LL/53298
J. Z. Foulk (Orrville, Ohio)
Background painter
n.d.
Carte de visite, front and back
 
Private collection of Laddy Kite
 
LL/53298

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LL/83968
Unidentified photographer
Occupational portrait of a background painter
n.d.
Tintype, cropped
 
Private collection of Adrian Elliot
 
LL/83968

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LL/65977
C.R. Savage
Three young men stand holding their palettes, brushes, and mahl sticks
n.d.
Cabinet card
 
Private collection of Jack and Beverly Wilgus
 
LL/65977 [Further details available]

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LL/80667
Unidentified photographer
A background painter at work in a studio
n.d.
Tintype
 
Private collection of Christopher Steiner
 
LL/80667

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LL/83798
Unidentified photographer
A background painter at work
n.d.
Cabinet card
 
Private collection of Thomas Moore
 
LL/83798

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LL/55588
Unidentified photographer
Sign and possibly background painters
n.d.
Tintype
 
Collection Jim Linderman - Dull Tool Dim Bulb
 
LL/55588 [Further details available]

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LL/55589
Unidentified photographer
Background painter
n.d.
Tintype
 
Collection Jim Linderman - Dull Tool Dim Bulb
 
LL/55589 [Further details available]

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LL/36229
Advert in Spanish for Lafayette W. Seavey [Background painter]
 

1873
Advert
 
Google Books
 
LL/36229 [Further details available]

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LL/36231
Advert in Spanish for Lafayette W. Seavey [Background painter]
1873
Advert
 
Google Books
 
LL/36231 [Further details available]

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LL/60685
Alfred Kjøller (Allinge, Denmark)
A background being painted by photographer, who had worked as a housepainter, being serenaded by a boy with a guitar
1930s (late)
Photograph
 
Private collection of Ann Vibeke Knudsen
 
LL/60685 [Further details available]

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LL/83812
Alfred Kjøller (1883-1957)
Alfred Kjøller painting one of his studio backgrounds accompanied by a boy playing a guitar
1930s (late)
Photograph
 
Private collection of Ann Vibeke Knudsen
 
LL/83812 [Further details available]

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LL/66590
David Knights-Whittome
Knights-Whittome, posed in the studio ‘painting’ his backdrops.
n.d.
Print, from glass negative (?)
 
Sutton Local Studies & Archives Centre, Sutton Central Library
Knights-Whittome Collection, nd ref22172A
 
LL/66590

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LL/66697
David Knights-Whittome
Self portrait by David Knights-Whittome with paint brush and can
1944 (before)
Photograph
 
Sutton Local Studies & Archives Centre, Sutton Central Library
Knights-Whittome Collection
 
LL/66697

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LL/54240
Alex J. Rota
Painting mural, Forestry Hall
1957
Film negative
8 x 10 ins
 
American Museum of Natural History
Identifier: 324988
 
LL/54240

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LL/83814
Kansas City Scenic Co.
Advert for the "Kansas City Scenic Co. 24th & Harrison St. Kansas City, Missouri" - "If You Are In Need Of Scenery And Fail To Write To Us, We Both Lose"
n.d.
Real photo postcard
 
Private collection of Christopher Steiner
 
LL/83814

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LL/83965
W.S. Lillibridge (background artist, Kansas)
Portrait of a seated man in front of a "Background painted by W.S. Lillibridge. Artist."
1907
Photograph
 
Private collection of Christopher Steiner
 
LL/83965

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LL/84023
John Haworth Company (Philadelphia)
Catalogue cover for John Haworth Company, 1911, Backgrounds for the Photographer - From the Studio of Robey=French Co., (Philadelphia: John Haworth Company)
1911
Catalogue cover
 
Private collection of Christopher Steiner
 
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LL/84285
Robey-French Co.
Catalogue cover for Robey-French, 1908, Catalog of High-Grade Backgrounds for the Photographer, (Boston, Mass.: Robey-French Co.)
1908
Catalogue title page
 
Smithsonian Institution LIbraries
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library, Record id: SILNMAHTL_13020
 
LL/84285 [Further details available]

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LL/84286
Robey-French Co.
Packard Brothers High-Grade Backgrounds
1908
Catalogue page
 
Smithsonian Institution LIbraries
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library, Record id: SILNMAHTL_13020
 
LL/84286 [Further details available]

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LL/84287
Robey-French Co.
Packard Brothers High-Grade Backgrounds
1908
Catalogue page
 
Smithsonian Institution LIbraries
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library, Record id: SILNMAHTL_13020
 
LL/84287 [Further details available]

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LL/84288
Robey-French Co.
Packard Brothers High-Grade Backgrounds
1908
Catalogue page
 
Smithsonian Institution LIbraries
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library, Record id: SILNMAHTL_13020
 
LL/84288 [Further details available]

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LL/84289
Robey-French Co.
Packard Brothers High-Grade Backgrounds
1908
Catalogue page
 
Smithsonian Institution LIbraries
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library, Record id: SILNMAHTL_13020
 
LL/84289 [Further details available]

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Contents - Themes & Fragments
Backgrounds and foregrounds - Advertising for manufacturers and suppliers of backgrounds
Backgrounds and foregrounds - David Knights-Whittome: Photographic backgrounds
Backgrounds and foregrounds - Introduction to backgrounds and foregrounds
Backgrounds and foregrounds - Painters of backgrounds
Backgrounds and foregrounds - Studio painted backgrounds for daguerreotypes
Backgrounds and foregrounds - Tintypes: Backgrounds and foregrounds
Cabinet cards - Cabinet cards: Occupations and roles
Commercial catalogues - Marketing: Commercial catalogues
Composition - Introduction to backgrounds and foregrounds
Composition - Studio painted backgrounds for daguerreotypes
Daguerreotypes - Daguerreotypes: Occupations and roles
Daguerreotypes - Studio painted backgrounds for daguerreotypes
Denmark - Introduction to photography in Denmark
Dioramas - Dioramas in Natural History Museums
Ephemera - Marketing: Commercial catalogues
Fabricated realities - Dioramas in Natural History Museums
Fabricated realities - Introduction to backgrounds and foregrounds
Fabricated realities - Introduction to fabricated realities
Manufacture of photography-related items - Introduction to the manufacture of photography-related items
Marketing - Marketing: Commercial catalogues
Musicians - Guitars
Nature - Dioramas in Natural History Museums
Occupational - Cabinet cards: Occupations and roles
Occupational - Daguerreotypes: Occupations and roles
Occupations and roles - Cabinet cards: Occupations and roles
Occupations and roles - Daguerreotypes: Occupations and roles
Occupations and roles - Tintypes: Occupationals
Portrait - Daguerreotypes: Occupations and roles
Portrait - Tintypes: Portraits
Tintypes - Tintypes: Backgrounds and foregrounds
Tintypes - Tintypes: Occupationals
Tintypes - Tintypes: Photographica
Tintypes - Tintypes: Portraits
Travel - Marketing: Commercial catalogues


 
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