The Custom of the Trade Again

The Custom of the Trade Again

James Frank Sullivan (1853-1936)

Fun (21 December 1887): 260

“[At Woolwich recently a lady was sued for payment for portraits. The photographer admitted that the portraits had been ‘touched up’ to meet a common requirement of customers to look their best. Defendant said “she did not wish to be flattered and titivated up' in trying to make her look younger they had almost wholly lost the likeness.’ The judge said the photographer certainly made the lady look younger than she appeared to be. As she did not give any specific orders to make her appear just as she was (!!!) he considered they were reasonable likenesses, and ordered payment pf amount sued for. Newspapers.]”

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