Please refer to the photographs of this item for its condition. Please note the wear around the edges of the photograph.
This 6 x 9 sepia toned photograph was taken by Sarony Studios. In researching Sarony and attempting to determine an approximate age of this photograph, I found the following information:
A 1921 newspaper advertisement with an indistinguishable photo above the text for Sarony Studios at 364 Fifth Avenue reads: A clipping of this advertisement and $10 entitles you to six photographs this size finished in our $25 per dozen style. This offer good until May 3. Sarony, 364 Fifth Avenue. Opposite Altman's. The original Sarony Studio, established 1866. No branches. (Thank you to http://fultonhistory.com/Newspapers%207/New%20York%20NY%20Times/New%20York%20NY%20Times%201921%20Mar%2016-31%20Grayscale/New%20York%20NY%20Times%201921%20Mar%2016-31%20Grayscale%20(185).pdf)
This advertisement, along with the chronology of hair bows (http://histclo.com/style/head/hair/bowh/chron/hb-chron.html), points to a 1920s date for this photograph, a time when little girls wore "enormous hair bows."
With respect to Sarony Studios, one may find this of interest (Thank you to http://broadway.cas.sc.edu/content/otto-sarony.): Otto began directing sessions that appeared under the Sarony signature in the late 1880s. He presided over virtually every session undertaken by the studio from 1893 until his father's death in 1896. From 1896 until October 7, 1898, he was sole proprietor of the business. In 1898 he sold "all the fixtures, implements, cameras, lenses, specimens and materials used in about the photographic establishment . . . together with the trade-mark "Sarony'" to Jonathan Burrow. In 1902, desiring greater income, Otto Sarony, perhaps to fund his activities as a yachtsman, sold the right to his name to photographic entrepreneur Theodore C. Marceau. Otto Sarony served as Marceau's manager from Dec. 22, 1902, until his death in September 1903. From September 1903 onward, the Otto Sarony label issued photographs taken by other photographers. Otto Sarony remained a brand until World War I, and when the Marceau Studio merged with the Otto Sarony Studio in 1906, the volume of issues under the Otto Sarony name multiplied. Thus, in all likelihood, the photographs appearing under the brand Otto Sarony are in all probability not his creations, but those of W.H. Babbitt and a host of nameless cameramen.
Thank you for looking!
Collection of Sales Tax
New York State residents, please read this concerning the collection of state taxes. As a New York state based business, I must comply with legal requirements to collect a sales tax from any resident of the state of New York who is purchasing anything from my shop.
Because of the variation in sales tax throughout of the state, I am charging a flat rate of 8.875% on purchases made by residents of New York state.
I try to offer a variety of shipping options. If an item weighs over one pound, it must go Priority, unless you prefer Ground. Media Mail is often used for books, especially the heavier ones. An upgrade from First Class to Priority is available as well, and special services such as overnight or next day are available upon request.
If you've overpaid by $1.00 or more in shipping fees, the difference you've overpaid will be refunded to you promptly upon shipment of your item(s).
I do ship internationally. If you don't see postage for your country listed, please contact me.
Third Party Shipping
I do not ship to third party shipping companies. Please know that if you have something shipped to a third party shipping company without my knowledge, the item is not insured or covered for any loss or damage. I'll be happy to ship anywhere in the world. Just ask!
Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
If you're unhappy with your purchased item, you may return it for a refund of the purchase price of the item. Please contact me within three days of the delivery of your item. You have seven days from the delivery of your item to ship it back. Upon the item's return, I will issue a refund for the purchase price of the item to the buyer as long as the item is in the condition in which it was when it left my shop. Buyer satisfaction is my #1 priority so if there's a problem, please let me know what I can do to make things right.