Reproduced from a rare Joseph Buchtel daguerreotype. According to a note in its case, the original photo was taken on September 27, 1854, the day after Thomas and Sophia were married in Oregon City. Learn More
There are a lot of patterns present in this studio portrait of two women. While each wears traditional jewelry and the woman on the left has a beaded bag, the fabrics and blankets appear to all be factory made. Learn More
I don't believe in total freedom for the artist. Left on his own, free to do anything he likes, the artist ends up doing nothing at all. If there's one thing that's dangerous for an artist, it's precisely this question of total freedom, waiting for inspiration and all the rest of it.