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Silhouette Exhibit

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A private collector has graciously loaned us a sampling of her silhouette items for a short term display running the month of July.

Silhouettes are the coloured pictures that are painted on the back side of glass. You might also know them as reverse painting on glass. They were most common from the 1920s through the early 1950s and were often given out as business promotional gifts or sold at dime stores.

A variety of subjects (silhouettes are much more than just head profiles) and forms have been chosen for this display so please do make a point of dropping in to enjoy this exhibit.