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  • Subject: Tableaux
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    • Cinderella.

    • Tableaux; Fairy tales; Fictitious characters; Fireplaces; Pumpkins
    • Young woman, presumably portraying Cinderella, sits next to a pumpkin with her feet among the ashes on a large stone hearth.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Fairy tale, the little goose girl.

    • Tableaux; Fairy tales; Girls; Geese; Streams
    • Young Iva Barbee drives a flock of geese down a creek bed in a reenactment of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale "Everything in the Right Place." According to an inscription written by Kate Matthews on another print of this image (ULPA...
    • 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,...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • Esmerelda.

    • Tableaux; Women; Gardens; Fairy tales; Fictitious characters; Roses; Dresses
    • This tableau is described by fictional character Katie Marks, who was based on photographer Kate Matthews, in Chapter V of 'The Little Colonel's Knight Comes Riding" (1907): "'It is to illustrate a fairy-tale. . .When naughty Esmerelda runs away...
    • Mrs. Wiggs in the cabbage patch.

    • Tableaux; Fictitious characters; Women; Gardens; Vegetables
    • Sara Russell posing as "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch," from a novel written by Alice Hegan Rice of Louisville in 1901. The play premiered at Macauley's Theatre in Louisville in 1903. Title supplied by cataloger.
    • Mrs. Wiggs in the cabbage patch.

    • Tableaux; Fictitious characters; Gardens; Women; Vegetables
    • Sara Russell posing as "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch," from a novel written by Alice Hegan Rice of Louisville in 1901. The play premiered at Macauley's Theatre in Louisville in 1903. Title supplied by cataloger.
    • Mom Beck with Little Colonel on her lap.

    • Women; Servants; African Americans; Girls; Fictitious characters; Tableaux
    • Rebecca Porter, as Mom Beck in the Little Colonel book series, sits holding a little girl posing as The Little Colonel in her lap. The little girl is not Hattie Cochran, who was the real-life model for the character. Title supplied by cataloger.
    • Living portrait on wall.

    • Tableaux; Women; Reading; Studio props
    • Profile of a woman seated at a small table reading a book. She is wearing a dinner dress and pearls, and there are flowers and a candelabra on the covered table. Behind the table is a false wall with a large frame around an oval cutout. A second...
    • Princess Winsome.

    • Tableaux; Princesses; Doves; Fictitious characters
    • Princess Winsome, from the "Rescue of Princess Winsome" tale in the Little Colonel books, with the white dove to which she sang, "Flutter and fly...bid him be brave, little carrier dove." Title supplied by cataloger.
    • Religious portrait of female.

    • Tableaux; Boys; Religious books; Devotional images
    • Portrait of a girl wearing a veil and loose flowing garments as she stands in front of a painted background. Her head is perfectly framed by a white circle, or halo. She appears to be portraying the Virgin Mary or a saint. Title supplied by...
    • Boy of Galilee.

    • Tableaux; Boys; Religious books; Devotional images
    • Portrait of a boy with dark curly hair wearing a lace-trimmed robe. He stands in front of a painted background and his head is perfectly framed by a white circle, or halo. Frame is signed in lower right corner by the photographer: "Kate Matthews."...
    • Boy of Galilee.

    • Tableaux; Boys; Religious books; Devotional images
    • Portrait of a boy with dark curly hair wearing a lace-trimmed robe. He is standing in front of a painted background and his head is perfectly framed by a white circle, or halo. Inscribed by photographer Kate Matthews on the verso side of another...
    • Religious portrait of male.

    • Tableaux; Boys; Devotional images
    • Portrait of a boy wearing a turban, or head scarf, and loose flowing garments. Although there are no inscriptions, this portrait may be based on Annie Fellows Johnston's book, "Joel: A Boy of Galilee" (1895). Title supplied by cataloger.

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