Monday, November 9, 2009
And All Ya Gotta Do Is Act Naturally
Pictured is a cabinet card of a Victorian era actor, Lyla Kavenaugh. The company "Newsboy" produced many photos of actors during this time. I googled her name, and Ms. Kavenaugh must have been a lesser known actor, as I could not find any information about her. Normally, we don't collect photos of actors but we were struck by Ms. Kavenaugh's outfit and pose. The powerful stance of her legs. The hand on the hip. The odd hat that looks like it belongs to a witch. It's hard to pass up a striking image given that most antique photos are pretty blase and run-of-the-mill.