Bessie Mead: Silhouette
Black prepared paper cut-out, laid on beige paper
image height: 9 in. ( 22.9 cm ) sheet: 10 3/4 x 7 5/8 in. ( 27.3 x 19.4 cm )
inscribed in pencil: lower center: "Bessie Mead"
Inscribed at lower center in graphite: "Bessie Mead"
Silhouette: Full-length female figure in right-facing profile; black paper cut-out mounted on rectangular sheet of cream paper.
This silhouette belongs to a group of forty-five silhouettes of faculty and students of Miss Haines's School that were taken on November 12, 1859.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.