The Waiter - c. 1898


The Waiter - Davies

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The long and thin proportions of this photo accentuate the slender build of the very proper waiter in late 19th century Portland. While this was almost certainly a paid portrait, it has many elements of a purely artistic photograph, from the high contrast of the jacket and apron to the diagonal lines of the studio backdrop. I especially like the patterns of folds in the apron, shown close up in detail view 2. -- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0487
Photographer George W. Davies
Location Portland, Multnomah County
Subject Portraits, Restaurants
Decade 1890s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Cabinet Card
Size of Original 2.1 x 4.5 inches
Photographer's Number No