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Wouldn't you treasure a collection of classic Personal Silhouettes of you and your family? These are miniature profiles, most often in Black and White. They have been treasured for hundreds of years, and passed through families as memories and heirlooms. They were especially popular in the years before photography in the mid 1800's. In history the wealthy could always commission an artist for an oil painting portrait and this Silhouette technique was a way for the common man to have an affordable personal portrait of family members on the wall. After the availability of photography Silhouettes fell out of fashion. Fortunately in the 20th century, a few people looked past the Silhouettes in attics and museums and continued them as an art form. And that's what you will discover here— as a reminder of history, of romance of slower living and as affectionate reminders of family. Distances of the chair from the wall and the distance of the light from the subject and after your shadow is perfect have the subject gently turn their head from left to right for the most accurate profile. 

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  • Please send me several photos of the same profile so I can combine all the above into a heartfelt momento. Then scan and email to me at: rbluehen(5) or surface mail to:
    Blue Hen Graphics, 3 Great Jones Street, NYC, NY 10012 with comments.

    If you want the name of the person on the bottom of the silhouette, choose from the three options below and indicate in email, mail and on paypal message option.

    Choose your size: 11 x 14,12 x 16 or 14 x 18
    Choose your font style: script, classic or contemporary.
    Use the same form to tell us the persons name.
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