Woman and Mirror

about 1910


Sheet: 17.8 x 27.9 cm (7 x 11 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gelatin silver print

Not On View


Europe, Photography



The photographing of clothing fashions started in the fashion capital of Paris in the late nineteenth century. The earliest such images tended to be rather static portrayals of socialites and actresses. After 1900, the firm Cheri-Rousseau and Glauth specialized in creating photographic portraits and fashion plates for illustration in magazines such as “La Mode Practique.” This charming and witty example shows a model admiring her own reflection, complete with her glamorous oversize ostrich hat, in a Victorian mirror.


Estate stamp

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Estrellita Karsh in memory of Yousuf Karsh