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Anderson Studio Waiting Room

photo of waiting room

In order to prove their ability as a photographer, studio owner's often created lavish sitting rooms for their clients. This allowed people waiting for their portrait to be made the chance to admire previous work. The waiting room also played an important role in setting the right tone for the experience. In the nineteenth century, having your portrait taken was an important representation of your station in society.

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