24 arrestingly beautiful portraits from the turn of the 20th century


These remarkably contemporary-looking portraits, taken more than a century ago, are the work of F. Holland Day, the son of a wealthy Boston merchant. Day cofounded the publishing firm of Copeland and Day in 1893, and was a significant patron of artists and collector of…

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12 thoughts on “24 arrestingly beautiful portraits from the turn of the 20th century

  1. Some compelling images indeed, some with a really haunting quality. The effect of the soft focus and reduced lighting makes many of them appear to have been shot through gauze, or a screen. Wonderful.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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