A place for show-and-tell, wondering aloud, and wandering the trails of curiosity . . . Comments, corrrections, additional information, fresh insights, other interpretations, more images, or related observations will be welcomed!
Two small space ads, 1891. These are not photographs of clay constructions; rather, they are wood engravings.
Yet they seem relevant here, as precursors of the dimensional carving style which emerged in the mid-1890s.