Mechanic Tattooing

Tattoo // Sunday, 15 Jul 2012
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An incredible shot from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, an Albumen silver print from a glass negative from the 1870's of a man with some traditional tattooing. Not much is known about this photograph but it is inscribed in pencil on mount, recto BC: "Mechanic Tatooing" and is part of the Gilman Collection of the Museum. A great little slice of history.

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