signed first edition
by Ulmann, Doris
1917. Ulmann, Doris. Original platinum photograph, image size 8 x 6 in. [20.3 x 15.2 cm.] tipped to Japanese tissue paper and then tipped to board, 11 x 14 inches with window overmat, and presented in an archival window-mat, 16 x 20 inches. SIGNED in pencil on the tissue beneath the image by the photographer, and with her initials in the lower right corner of the photograph. Printed in red crayon on the blank reverse of the original mat are the numbers 741, possibly her method of identifying the print. Aside from light toning to the original mat, this print is in fine condition. This print was made at the very beginning of her career while still a student at the Clarence White School of Photography. It is signed with her married name, Doris U. Jaeger, and dated '17. By 1921, after her divorce to Dr. Jaeger, she returned to her maiden name and signed her work, Doris Ulmann.
Doris Ulmann (1882-1934), although prolific, the majority of her photographs are unique prints, and of these, most are left unsigned. As was her practice, Doris Ulmann only signed those photographs she exhibited or intended to exhibit. She is particularly well known for her portraiture, having published several portfolios in magazines as well as three books of portraits. (Inventory #: 52396)