ME939.1.3 | Picture frame

Picture frame
Anonyme - Anonymous
Eastern Woodlands
Aboriginal: Iroquois
1865-1900, 19th century
Broadcloth, velvet, glass beads, cardboard, cotton thread
12.5 x 18.8 cm
Gift of Miss Sarah Ann Kerby
© McCord Museum
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Photography became a popular means of expression in the second half of the 19th century. For the first time, common mortals could take photographs and give them to friends and family members. Prints were placed in frames decorated with lace and crocheting made by the mistress of the house or with the beading and porcupine quill embroidery sold by Aboriginals.