Robert S. Redfield (U.S., 1849-1923): "A Cider Mill Near Lake Warramaug, Connecticut"
Platinum print, 9.6 x 7.5 inches, June 9, 1890
Redfield was President of the Photographic Society of Philadelphia,a founding member of the Photo-Secession, and a leader in the late-nineteenth century campaign to have photography recognized as a fine art.
This photograph--with the textures of leaves, shingles, rocks, and a fine woven basket all skillfully rendered--shows the remarkable range of tones and delicate shadow details that are the hallmarks of a great platinum print. It is from Redfield's personal album.
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