Tag Archives: Mirrors

The Truest Mirror

DescriptionEnglish: Advertising photo by the Tonnesen Sisters for Pittsburgh Plate Glass
SourcePittsburgh Plate Glass Company catalogue
AuthorTonnesen Sisters

Captioned with a quotation: “The truest mirror, that an honest wife / can see her beauty in.” —The Honeymoon, Act III, Scene 4.

The celebrated Tonnesen Sisters were, by Beatrice Tonnesen’s own account, the first to use photographs of living models in advertising.

Woman Applying Talcum Powder

DescriptionEnglish: Woman applying talcum powder
SourceAdvertisement for Pompeian Fragrance talc in Cine-mundial (https://archive.org/details/cinemundial08unse/page/42/mode/2up)

Oddly, she seems to be using a cylindrical tin, but her reflection is using a flattened flask.

This scalable illustration can be used at any size.

The Magic Mirror, by J. M. Wright

English: “The Magic Mirror” by J. M. Wright, illustrating Sir Walter Scott’s story “My Aunt Margaret’s Mirror,”
Source The Keepsake (https://archive.org/details/keepsake00unse/page/n49)
Author J. M. Wright, illustrator; E. Portbury, engraver

A small area is damaged near the center.