Item 41847 - Moody Family on Beach, Camp Ellis, ca. 1906

Item 41847 - Moody Family on Beach, Camp Ellis, ca. 1906
Contributed by Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum
Item 41847
Moody Family on Beach, Camp Ellis, ca. 1906
Zoom
4394px x 3182px - 14.6"w x 10.6"h @ 300dpi  |  Need a larger size?
*Credit line must read: Collections of Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum
Image Info

This portrait of Charles Moody's brother Frederick Shaw Moody and his young family (wife Emma Wight Moody and son Charles Frederick Moody) is an ardent tribute to the intimate family unit that consists of mother, father, and child. The close and casual poses of the figures, the network of touches and gazes among them- Frederick's gaze notably engaging the photographer-and the pattern of light and dark among their clothes serves to unify the composition. It is less a portrait of individuals than a timeless meditation on the theme of family.

Show Details