A FAMILY PORTRAIT OF A FATHER AND HIS TWO CHILDREN IN ROCHESTER, NEW YORK

ROCHESTER

W. J. Lee, a photographer in Rochester, New York, produced this wonderful family portrait of a father and his two children. Dad is quite handsome. He is holding his derby hat on his knee. Dad has his arm tucked around the waist of his son. The son is wearing a hard to identify hat/cap. Is it a fez? The photographer did a terrific job of capturing the daughter’s facial expression. She is adorable and she is displaying an interesting “look”. Is she communicating a certain elegance, or is her glance an expression of apathy? One wonders why the children’s mother does not appear in this portrait. W. J. Lee is listed in various Rochester city directories beginning 1887 and ending 1902.

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Published in: on June 6, 2014 at 7:18 pm  Comments (1)  
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  1. A fine fine family portrait. I like the way that they all gaze off to the side suggesting that mother is standing there beside the camera.


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