William Tennant with Prosthetic Legs | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

William Tennant with Prosthetic Legs

William Tennant with Prosthetic Legs | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of William Tennant, standing with short pants that reveal  his prosthetic legs. He holds a newspaper in his left hand, balances on a cane in his right. A painted paper background depicts a stairway and window between fabric covered studio benches. He also wears a top coat, vest, a pocket watch on a chain, and a bowler.
DESCRIPTION
Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of William Tennant, standing with short pants that reveal his prosthetic legs. He holds a newspaper in his left hand, balances on a cane in his right. A painted paper background depicts a stairway and window between fabric covered studio benches. He also wears a top coat, vest, a pocket watch on a chain, and a bowler.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:24664
Creation Date:circa 1897
Creator Name:Van Schaick, Charles
City:Black River Falls
County:Jackson
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Van Schaick, Charles : Charles Van Schaick photographs and negatives, circa 1880-circa 1940
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, original
Original Format Number:(V2)659
Original Dimensions:4.25 x 5.5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Appears in the book Wisconsin Death Trip, by Michael Lesy.
SUBJECTS
Murals
Painting
Clothing and dress
Hats
Newspapers
People with disabilities
Indoor photography
Men
Portrait photography

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