Beautiful Portraits Of Women During The Later 19th And Early 20th Centuries

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Constant Puyo, 1903

Pictorialism, an approach to photography that emphasizes beauty of subject matter, tonality, and composition rather than the documentation of reality. The Pictorialist perspective was born in the late 1860s and held sway through the first decade of the 20th century. It approached the camera as a tool that, like the paintbrush and chisel, could be used to make an artistic statement. Thus photographs could have aesthetic value and be linked to the world of art expression.

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Constant Puyo, Apparition, 1910

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Constant Puyo, 1896

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Constant Puyo, 1896

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Constant Puyo, 1896

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Constant Puyo, 1896

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Constant Puyo, 1896

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Constant Puyo, 1896

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Constant Puyo, 1896

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Constant Puyo, 1896

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Adolph de Meyer, 1896

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Adolph de Meyer, 1896

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Adolph de Meyer, 1896

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Adolph de Meyer, 1896

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Baron Adolph De Meyer – The Cup, 1896

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Baron Adolph De Meyer

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The Black Bowl by George Seeley, circa 1907

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Portrait of Martine McCulloch by Gertrude Käsebier, 1910

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Mary Pickford, 1917 by Nelson Evans

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Dolores, Vogue, May 1919 by Adolph de Meyer

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