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Le Roy's Gem Gallery (Newburgh, N.Y.)
Three ladies reading a letter
Tintype, carte de visite mount
Christopher Wahren Fine Photographs
Courtesy of Christopher Wahren Fine Photographs (Skylight Gallery Catalog 27, October, 23, 2008 #41)
Two ladies posed as if surreptitiously reading the letter held by a third, in front of an elaborate painted backdrop, ca. 1860s. With reverse imprint reading "Only at Le Roy's Gem Gallery 78 Water Street, (Cor. Third,) Newburgh, N.Y."
A true gem, with magnificent posing, on the classical theme of women attempting to discover another's secrets.