Picture taken in a theatre in Natchitoches, Louisiana, USA, in the 1910s by the Dutch photographer P. H. van Son.
Most pictures in the archive of P. H. van Son were taken with a view camera on glass negatives but he also used a shoebox large snapshot camera with nitrate film. A few nitrate negatives were saved in the archive. This is one of them.
In the early 20th century, P. H. van Son, who originated from the town of Oirschot in the province of Brabant, the Netherlands, lived and worked in Louisiana for some years. His American archive is part of our collection.