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Illustration to "Beneath the Wrinkle"

Accession Number
2000/2.142.2

Title
Illustration to "Beneath the Wrinkle"

Artist(s)
Clarence H. White

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1903

Medium & Support
photogravure on paper

Dimensions
11 7/8 in x 8 1/2 in x 9/16 in (30.16 cm x 21.59 cm x 1.43 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of The Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation, in memory of Morris D. Baker, a graduate of The University of Michigan School of Architecture, 1952

Subject matter
This image depicts a scene from "Beneath the Wrinkle," by Clara Morris. In the story, the young woman waits for her wedding, though her suitor never appears. In this particular image, White illustrates the minister's wife pinning a flower in the hair of the young bride, while the minister, on the right side of the image, anxiously waits for the groom to arrive. He places his hands on the back of an empty chair while his wife tends to the bride's hair. The young woman wears a white wedding gown, while the minister and his wife wear dark, formal clothing. Behind the three figures is a mantel with a circular frame above it. Between the young woman and the man White has etched "Clarence H White" over the white space of the wall. 

Physical Description
This image depicts three figures standing indoors. One woman stands to the left, pinning the hair of the young woman standing left of center. A man stands on the right side of the image with his hands on the back of an empty chair while looking toward the two women. 

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Figures
chairs (furniture forms)
illustrations (layout features)
indoor photography
males
mantle
pinning
standing
stories without words
wedding dresses
weddings (ceremonies)

3 Related Resources

Families
(Part of 5 Learning Collections)
Fatherhood
(Part of 4 Learning Collections)

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