Henrietta "Lilla" Kenney handpainting photographs. Izetta Jewel Papers. Image ID W546029_1. Courtesy of Schlesinger LibraryHenrietta "Lilla" Kenney handpainting photographs. Izetta Jewel Papers. Image ID W546029_1. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library

The Gender of Coloring

February 27, 2020

In the early days of photography, images were described as spoiled, tainted, or ruined when touched by the wrong hands—in language that mimicked what was used for young ladies’ reputations.

Paper doll and outfit by Elizabeth W. Tyler, ca. 1933. Courtesy of Schlesinger LibraryPaper doll and outfit by Elizabeth W. Tyler, ca. 1933. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library

Elizabeth W. Tyler: A Passion for Fashion

January 16, 2020

The papers of artist and designer Elizabeth W. Tyler recently opened to research at the Schlesinger Library. 

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