Mike Disfarmer: portrait of a girl made at The Meyer Studio, Heber Springs, 1935
Mike Disfarmer (1884-1959), portrait of a 12 year old girl.
Original print from Disfarmer's studio (born Meyer, he adopted the Disfarmer name to emphasize his rejection of his agrarian roots). This is a nice example of the work of this most vernacular of portrait photographers.
8,3 x 5,9 cm
Print from 1935 (dated in pencil)
Verso stamped "The Meyer Studio/Heber Springs, Ark." with a negative number (073577). Named and dated in pencil by an unknown hand. Some handling marks.
Disfarmer The Vintage Prints, powerHouse Books 2005
Spengemann: Becoming Disfarmer, Neuberger Museum of Art 2014 (see catalogue nr. 40, 43, 44, 45, 53 (with same studio stamp), 55, 74, 75, 78 for similar prints like this one)
Provenance: William Doyle, New York.