Against the Photograph: Advertising Artistic Miniatures

Ever wonder how the miniature artists held on after the advent of photographs? With brutal ads, like this one in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle (19 September 1872: 3) for Williamson’s Gallery.

MiniatureAd

Art.–Of a pretty woman a miniature alone can only do her justice. Photography details the ugliness. Art supplies the beauty–at Williamson’s–Galleries newly appointed.

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