Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Portrait of a Young Lady
A photograph of Ruth Godfrey (née Cooley) from the 1930s. I have no idea of the process—it has obviously been well worked over: the hair hand-brushed, the eyelashes mascara'ed, the cheeks pinked (and yes, her eyes are blue, but are they that blue?) It looks nothing like any other hand-tinted black-and-white photograph I've ever seen. Must ask Jack to explain . . . I wonder if anyone else at the Senior Center has one like it.