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J.L. Baker aged 3 Mrs. Thos. Leaming

J.L. Baker aged 3 Mrs. Thos. Leaming

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Full-length portrait silhouette of a young girl at age 3, identified as "J.L. Baker", possibly Josephine Lea Baker, facing left. She wears a hat and a coat or wide dress. Possibly cut by Mrs. Thomas Leaming.

Cutting portraits, generally in profile, from black card became popular in the mid-18th century, though the term silhouette was seldom used until the early decades of the 19th century, and the tradition has continued under this name into the 21st century.

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01/01/1852
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