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  • Description: vivants
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    • Helen Gifford, circa 1890.

    • Tableaux; Women; Costumes
    • A woman wearing a costume and holding a small dagger is stooped slightly as if "ready to strike." The woman is believed to be Helen Gifford, a resident of Pewee Valley, Kentucky. Kate Matthews frequently persuaded relatives and neighbors to pose in...
    • Antebellum tableau vivant.

    • Tableaux; Women; Dwellings; Houses; Flowers
    • Young woman in an antebellum dress and bonnet is picking flowers outside the open windows of a home. On the oval print's lower right border is photographer Kate Matthews' signature and also in her handwriting "June, 1860". Given that Matthews was...
    • Dresden shepherdess.

    • Tableaux; Girls; Shepherdesses; Outdoor furniture
    • Picture of a framed, tinted print of a little girl in Dresden shepherdess attire seated on cast-iron bench in a garden. The girl is holding a hoop and stick. Kate Matthews frequently persuaded relatives and neighbors to pose in tableaux vivants, or...
    • Girl standing at chalkboard.

    • Girls; Blackboards; Students; Tableaux
    • A young girl, with braids in her hair, stands facing a blackboard, apparently thinking about her next answer. Written on the blackboard are: "Cat," "rat," and an addition problem. Kate Matthews frequently persuaded relatives and neighbors to pose...
    • Sallie, 1860.

    • Tableaux; Women; Doors & doorways
    • A woman in a plaid skirt and velvet jacket is entering the door of a frame cabin or house. Ivy covers the steps and walkway and Wisteria blooms over the door. Kate Matthews wrote "Sallie, 1860" on an album page with another print of this image. ...
    • Nun on dirt road.

    • Tableaux; Nuns; Dirt roads; Trees
    • A woman dressed as a nun stands in the middle of a tree-lined dirt road in Pewee Valley, Kentucky. Photographer Kate Matthews' signature is on lower right corner of mount. Matthews frequently persuaded relatives and neighbors to pose in tableaux...
    • Woman at fence.

    • Tableaux; Farms; Women; Fences
    • Kate Matthews frequently persuaded relatives and neighbors to pose in tableaux vivants or living pictures based on fairy tales, nursery rhymes, books, or poems. This appears to be a tableau based on a nursery rhyme or children's story. Title...
    • Tableau vivant in garden.

    • Tableaux; Women; Gardens; Costumes; Flowers
    • Two young women in costumes pose in a garden. One wears a red tunic and is standing by a sundial. The other, in a dark hat and dress, is sitting by a little pond and is about to pick a lily to add to the flowers in her basket. Kate Matthews...
    • Tableau vivant in garden.

    • Tableaux; Women; Gardens; Costumes; Flowers
    • Two young women dressed in costumes are on a walkway in a garden. Kate Matthews frequently persuaded relatives and neighbors to pose in tableaux vivants, or living pictures, based on fairy tales, books, or poems. This appears to be one of those...
    • Tableau vivant of couple and nun.

    • Tableaux; Couples; Nuns; Costumes
    • A young man and woman are sitting on a bench, holding hands and perhaps considering a kiss as a young woman dressed as a nun stands nearby and looks as if she is going to interrupt them. Kate Matthews frequently persuaded relatives and neighbors to...
    • Grandfather's courting days.

    • Tableaux; Couples; Gardens
    • A young woman in an antebellum dress sits with a young man on a garden bench. Kate Matthews frequently persuaded relatives and neighbors to pose in tableaux vivants, or living pictures, based on fairy tales, books, or poems. This appears to be one...
    • Southern belle tableau vivant.

    • Tableaux; Women; Gardens
    • Young woman wearing an antebellum dress is sitting on a bench in a garden. Kate Matthews frequently persuaded relatives and neighbors to pose in tableaux vivants, or living pictures, based on fairy tales, books, or poems. This appears to be one of...
    • Portrait of a young woman.

    • Girls; Teenagers; Portraits; Flowers; Tableaux; Fictitious characters
    • Outdoor portrait of a young woman with long dark hair in plaits. She is wearing a white dress, has an iris in her hair and is holding irises, as she stands near a stone wall. Kate Matthews frequently persuaded relatives and neighbors to pose in...
    • Woman at fence with cow.

    • Tableaux; Farms; Women; Fences; Cows
    • Kate Matthews frequently persuaded relatives and neighbors to pose in tableaux vivants, or living pictures, based on fairy tales, books, or poems. This may be a tableau based on a nursery rhyme or children's story. Title supplied by cataloger.
    • Little Tommy Tucker.

    • Tableaux; Boys; Nursery rhymes; Tables; Tableware; Food; Cuckoo clocks
    • A young boy wearing overalls and a striped shirt sits on a stool near a table. There is food on the table and a cuckoo clock over the boy's head. Kate Matthews frequently persuaded relatives and neighbors to pose in tableaux vivants, or living...
    • Tableau vivant.

    • Tableaux; Porticoes (Porches); Stairways; Columns; Women
    • Unidentified woman in a costume poses on the porch of a building that appears to be Waldeck in Crestwood, Kentucky. Kate Matthews frequently persuaded relatives and neighbors to pose in tableaux vivants, or living pictures, based on fairy tales,...

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