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7b.<br />
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5 7/6  x  3 15/16  [sepia]	<br />
6 1/2  x  4 3/16  [card stock]<br />
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Anna M. Steiner—with split bangs and full lips<br />
Sept. 1882<br />
mounted on heavy card stock<br />
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recto<br />
B. L. H. DABBS.<br />
PITTSBURGH, PA.<br />
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verso<br />
Dabbs<br />
174 LIBERTY STREET,<br />
PITTSBURGH, PA.<br />
in hand of other (probably photographer)<br />
67273    (on a duplicate copy)<br />
in unknown hand of another, faintly at top<br />
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Anna M. Steiner<br />
aged 2yrs 5 month<br />
in hand of William Huff, center<br />
with split bangs<br />
Anna Margaret Steiner<br />
age 2 yrs. 5 months<br />
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It was long assumed that the portrait of Anna Steiner, my aunt and oldest niece of Sarah Crone, had been painted from life in 1885-86. This photograph of Anna Steiner is important in correcting that family tradition and in telling how Crone often painted:  He often painted from photographs, both scenes and portraits, freely adding his own enhancements. The reason for including the photograph of Anna’s sister Grace is to help establish Anna’s age and, therein, to show that Crone did not paint her from life. Anna was born 16 April 1880; Grace was born 11 July 1881.  In this photo of Grace, Grace appears to be somewhat over a year old—which would put Anna to be around two and a half. Therefore the photo was made in 1882. This was 3 years before the Crone’s marriage. Undoubtedly, Sarah [Voegtly] Crone had the photos among her effects—sent to her by her sister Eliza Voegtly Steiner.  Crone must have been drawn to the round inquisitive face with the fetching split in her bangs and painted a portrait from it in his studio—dressing her head with a bonnet of his own wit and whim. He probably brought it to Pittsburgh in 1885 (or even 1892) and made a present of it to Eliza Steiner. It was not in G. A. Steiner’s inventory.<br />
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The unknown handwriting on the back of this set, regarding 2 yrs. 5 months seems to be that of Elisabeth V. Steiner’s, her mother’s; but it is very faint. This, however, establishes, that this was made in September 1882.
7b.

5 7/6 x 3 15/16 [sepia]
6 1/2 x 4 3/16 [card stock]

Anna M. Steiner—with split bangs and full lips
Sept. 1882
mounted on heavy card stock

recto
B. L. H. DABBS.
PITTSBURGH, PA.

verso
Dabbs
174 LIBERTY STREET,
PITTSBURGH, PA.
in hand of other (probably photographer)
67273 (on a duplicate copy)
in unknown hand of another, faintly at topmore »

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