Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Concert Mistress

A massively damaged tintype--but one beautiful (and perhaps a bit alarming) nonetheless.  The musician seems to play--or at least hold--a violin or viola.  (Considering the odd size and upright position might it be a bass viol?)  Even given the technical ruin that is the image, the gleam coming off the bow where it hits the springs still scintillates--across a mere century and a half.