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Home Comfort
  • William J. Carpenter
    active: United States
  • Home Comfort, circa 1915
  • Where object was made: United States
  • collotype
  • Old Dimensions: L22 W27
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7755
Description

This photograph depicts a seated man with a geometrically patterned blanket or mat spread out on his proper right side. There is a small fire in front of him with a coffee pot a frying pan and a mug on the proper right side of the fire and another cooking container to the proper left side of the fire. The man has a cloth headband around his head and is resting his cheek on his proper right fist. His proper left hand his extended toward the fire and his elbow rests on his knee. He has a beaded necklace around his neck. He wears a long sleeved top and long trousers and mocassins. There appears to be a geometrically patterned blanket wrapped around his waist.