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portrait of a young man
  • Fred R. Shiffert
    1881–1976
    born: Pennsylvania, United States ; died: Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States ; active: United States
  • portrait of a young man, 1910–1925
  • Where object was made: El Reno, Oklahoma, United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Object Height/Width: 18 x 13 cm
    Object Height/Width: 7 1/16 x 5 1/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7488
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Photograph of a man seated in front of a painted backdrop of a staircase and columns. He has long dark hair that is worn parted in the middle and braided down the front. He wears a collared shirt, a light colored necktie or cravat around his neck, dark trousers and lace-up leather shoes. He has his left leg crossed over his right knee and has his hands clasped over his left knee. The chair is draped with a dark wool blanket decorated in bands of geometric patterns.