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Double Exposure: 1926

Double Exposure: 1926

Washington, D.C., 1926. "Dr. Curt L. Heymann and Miss Isabel Boniface." Two photographers photographed. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

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Miss Boniface

Tried to find out information about Isabel. An actress by that name had a part in the 1969 movie "True Grit" with John Wayne. Could this be the same Ms. Boniface? The only photo available from the film is a screen capture showing a woman in her 60s. Not much more info available about the doctor.

[He was a correspondent for the German newspapers. - Dave]

Multiple meanings

When I first saw the title "Double Exposure" I thought at the very least it was a double entendre, seeing as this can be considered quite risque for this era.

Too Busy for Fun

I assume that's his tan line on his neck.

Photo of photographer and subject

It's a nice photo, the light is very nice. I think it would benefit some cropping at the bottom.

[Then we wouldn't be able to see the first photographer! - Dave]


A nice bathing suit!

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