Monday, July 22, 2013

BSV Trend Report - Panoramic Group Portraits

I am currently obsessed with antique and vintage framed panoramic group portraits!  I want to create a gallery wall full of them...

I love the fun geometry of the long rectangle of the frame coupled with the contrast of the vertical lines of the subjects' staged black-and-white or sepia-toned poses.  They make such an interesting statement on a wall.

I love this arrangement on an otherwise awkwardly-shaped wall, alternated with smaller conventional portraits. (via tereasa.tumblr.com - CAMPstyle)
 
Mix military, scholastic, professional, or club portraits.  Thematically, they may be different, but the compositions are all similar.

A lovely focal point!  (via Decor Allure)

I also love the size range of these photographs.  Typically, they are about 6-9 inches high by anywhere from 20-40 inches long.  Price-wise, be prepared to spend anywhere from $100-$125 each for a vintage panoramic group portrait.  Many of them date from the 1910's - 1930's, so you may want to re-frame or mat them. 

They will also make great conversation pieces for your next gathering as your guests gaze over the hundreds of faces represented in the portraits.  Instant charm, guaranteed!

So my collection begins...



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5 comments:

  1. Oh, I like. What a cool way to display vintage photographs.
    Thanks, Patty

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    1. It's definitely a unique take, isn't it, Patty? :)

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  2. Never thought about it but you're right-- the geometric arrangement is striking from afar, with an interesting graphic appeal. Love the way you've combined them.

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  3. I love those old panoramic photos too and have started a small collection of my own! I love how you've grouped them all together!

    Tania

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    1. Yeah, until I saw it myself I never even considered a grouping like this, Tania. I've always been a fan of these panoramic portraits, but I love them even more arranged in groups!!

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