Saturday, January 30, 2010
Animal Photographer Harry Whittier Frees
Harry Whittier Frees (1879 - 1953) photographed live animals in costumes and elaborate settings without special effects. He is best known for his picture postcards which were a new and popular medium at the time. Frees' original photos are black and white, some were colorized after his death. I have read that he "rented" his subjects from breeders and pet shops in addition to using his own pets and those of friends.