Olvik, Ole (1858-1924), Haugesund, Norway. Portrait of a young girl with checkered dress sitting in a chair. Probably it wasn’t always easy taking photographs of impatient children. The German photographer Max Petsch (Loescher & Petsch) formulated in the 1870/1880s some important advices concerning photographing children. One of them was that only the mother should be in the same room when the picture was taken.The father was only needed if the child were especially naughty or shy. To get the attention of the child you could use some toys, but with caution so that you didn’t ruin the moment suited for taking the picture. Collodion paper.
Preus Museum Collection (NMFF.005148).
Owner: Preus museum
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