Reading Room of the American Club of Bohemian Ladies

Scope and Content

Albumen print of an interior, probably intended as a postcard, which has been coloured by hand with a glossy finish, mounted on white card. The scene is of a large high ceilinged library, and six women, all in Victorian dress, sitting at tables and looking at books on the shelves. The carpet is pink (the largest area of colour). Much of the rest of the image is cream or beige, with the books and women's clothes in various colours.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Yellowed, small patches of chalky white deposit bottom left quarter, top centre. Production method: albumen print, hand painted with watercolour, given a glossy varnish.

Related Material

A smaller version of the same print as 7LEB/2/11/9.