CIVIL WAR ERA PHOTOGRAPHER’S STAND WITH HEADREST

$4,990.00
Originally $5,490.00

Quantity Available: 1

Item Code: 997-02

Here is a seldom seen original photographer’s stand from the Civil War period. Due to the long exposure time for wet-plate photography, these were used to help people keep still while their image was being taken. These stands are often visible in the images from studios such as the E. Anthony Company. This particular stand was owned and used by famed Gettysburg photographer Rob Gibson, who has operated Gibson’s Photographic Gallery on Steinwehr Avenue since 1999. Gibson’s work has appeared in numerous television productions and motion pictures.  His demonstrations have been featured at the Smithsonian and The White House Press Corps. Rob Gibson's research and pioneering work in the revival of the wet plate technique lead to a renewal of interest in Civil War era photography. His work has appeared in many movies and documentaries. Many of his subjects are famous, such as Bob Dylan and Roger Daltry.

Stand has a triangular wrought iron base which has a decorative design. Adjustable iron pole raises up or down to the height of the subject being photographed. Original iron head brace has arms that adjust to the width of the person’s head by turning the wingnuts on each side. All parts are original except for the bolt and wingnut that are connecting the stand and head rest together. These can be painted to match the originals. Iron has traces of light surface rust in areas.

This item would be a great accessory for a modern wet-plate photographer or any Victorian era collection.  [sl]

Extra shipping required; it is preferable that item be picked up here at the shop or at one of the militaria shows we attend.

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