PRETTY IN PLAID IN SIOUX CITY, IOWA

A pretty young woman appears in this portrait photograph from the Genelli studio in Sioux City, Iowa. She is wearing a lovely plaid dress with a corsage. The reverse of the cabinet card indicates that the proprietor of the studio was M. W. Starks. The book, History of the Counties of Woodbury and Plymouth Iowa (1890), reveals that M. W. Starks was born in Bradford, Illinois in 1851. In 1872 he began apprenticing as a photographer and soon entered a career in this field. In 1883 he came from St Louis, Missouri to Sioux City and established the Genelli gallery. In 1884 he married Miss Hattie L. Harvey. To view other photographs by Genelli (both the St. Louis and Sioux City Galleries), click on the category “Photographer: Genelli”.

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  1. The Cabinet Card Gallery is becoming an old friend, as every evening when I rest after dinner, upon checking email, I will always settle in for a cozy soiree with visions past, knowledge of people coming many years before, it’s all just so amazing to be able to see it all like this, in 2012!!!!


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