NELLIE AND MINNIE MAUS POSE FOR THEIR PORTRAIT IN LAKE ODESSA, MICHIGAN (MICKEY COULD NOT POSE DUE TO CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS WITH THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY)

Meet Nellie and Minnie Maus as they pose for their portrait at the studio of S. D. Joy in Lake Odessa, Michigan. It is uncertain which of these children is Nellie and which is Minnie because the person who wrote their names on the back of the photograph failed to include their ages or other identifying information. The baby in this image is sitting in a very ornate pram. To view other turn of the century  baby carriages, click on the category “Baby Carriages”.  Unfortnately, Mickey Maus was unavailable when this cabinet card was produced. One can only assume that he was in California for a movie shoot or else he was bound by contractual obligations to not appear in any photographs except those published by the Walt Disney Company. Unfortunately, no biographical information about the Maus girls could be uncovered. The photographer, Sherman D. Joy appears in the 1930 census where he is listed as a 62 year-old photographer. He was married to Etta V. Joy.

LITTLE BOY PUSHING BABY GIRL IN BABY BUGGY IN HART, MICHIGAN

A young Russell Smith pushes an even younger, Edna Collins, in a baby carriage (the kids names are noted on the reverse of the image). The two children are very cute. Russell has flowing long hair and a wonderful cap. Edna looks adorable in her gown and bonnet. The baby buggy is quite ornate. To view other baby buggies, click on the category, “Baby Carriage”. The photographer is Albert G. Tickner and his studio was located in Hart, Michigan. According to the United States census of 1910, Tickner (1872-?) was born in Ohio. At the time of the census, he was a 38 year-old photographer and proprietor of his own business. He was widowed and lived with his four sons (ages spanned between four and fifteen) in Hart, Michigan. Research yielded no information about Russell Smith; but the search for biographical material about Edna Collins was more fruitful. The 1920 census discloses that there was an Edna Collins living in Hart. Edna was twenty years-old and was a public school teacher. She lived with her father (Sodorous) and her mother (Carrie). Her father was a druggist and operated his own store.

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AN ADORABLE BABY AND A PERAMBULATOR IN SOFIA, BULGARIA

An adorable baby peers out of a comfortable looking perambulator at the studio of photographer, Dimitr Karastoyanow, in Sofia, Bulgaria. Note the baby’s wonderful hat. A written inscription on the reverse of the photograph reveals that the image was produced in 1912. To view other turn of the century perambulators, click on Cabinet Card Gallery’s category “Baby Carriage”.

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BABY SITTING PRETTY IN LUXURY CARRIAGE IN GERMANTOWN, OHIO

This cabinet card photograph captures baby sitting comfortably in a luxury baby carriage. There will be no discomfort from the sun for this cute baby; courtesy of the large umbrella built into this Rolls Royce of baby prams. The photographer is Tresize,of Germantown, Ohio. Research reveals that Ohio had a number of photographers named Tresize, and it is unknown which Tresize is responsible for this image? Dayton, Ohio was the home of The Tresize Brothers Studio as well as photographer S. P. Tresize.   Samuel P. Tresize was a photographer located in Logan, Ohio.  J.Q. A. Tresize was a photographer in Zanesville, Ohio and a partner in the Photography Studio named Jaquary and Tresize.  William C.Tresize was a photographer in McConnelsville, Ohio.  Suffice it to say, it is unknown which Tresize photographed this image. To see other photographs of baby carriages, click on this site’s category “Baby Carriages”.

Published in: on December 25, 2010 at 12:11 am  Leave a Comment  
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ALERT BABY SITTING IN A BABY CARRIAGE IN OTTAWA, ILLINOIS.

This scalloped edged cabinet card captures a baby sitting in a carriage in the studio of J. A. Wilson &  August F. Gerding, in Ottawa, Illinois. The attentive baby seems to be intensely surveying the studio. A blanket sits neatly atop the carriage. To see a collection of baby carriage cabinet cards, click on the Cabinet Card Gallery’s category “Baby Carriage”.

Published in: on December 13, 2010 at 5:22 pm  Leave a Comment  
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BABY IN A CARRIAGE IN IOWA CITY, IOWA

This cabinet card features a baby in an ornate baby carriage. The child is covered by a fur blanket and has a comfortable looking pillow. The photographer is P. D. Werts of Iowa City, Iowa. Werts is mentioned in two photography journals from 1894. One of the journals includes one of his photographs of Iowa’s Governor and the Governor’s wife.

Published in: on October 29, 2010 at 12:03 am  Leave a Comment  
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ANTIQUE BABY CARRIAGE WITH BABY AND SISTER IN CINCINNATI, OHIO

This cabinet card features a school age girl minding a bundled up baby in a large fine bentwood and wicker baby carriage. The carriage is on a brick lane and in the background is a fenced clapboard house. The older child is wearing a fine dress with mutton sleeves and the baby is clothed in a gown and cute cap. The photographer is  Kloo, of Cincinnati, Ohio. The photographer may be Carl H. Kloo ,who, according to a photography journal (1906) was a photographer in Covington, Kentucky .

Published in: on October 22, 2010 at 12:01 am  Leave a Comment  
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BABY IN AN ORNATE CARRIAGE IN WAUKON, IOWA

Baby Isabella sits up and peers out of her ornate baby carriage. She has a terrific smile. The photographer is Robert I Steele (1861-1945) of Waukon, Iowa. His obituary, in the Waukon Democrat, indicates that he was born in Pennsylvania and his family settled on a farm in Waukon in 1864. He began working as a photographer as a young man. In 1902, he sold his studio to Bert Hewitt, who worked as his assistant for the previous two years.

Published in: on October 18, 2010 at 12:01 am  Leave a Comment  
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MINIATURE FAMILY AND PUG OUT FOR A STROLL

A young boy and girl pose as if they are out for a walk with a baby doll in a carriage and a  pug firmly in the girl’s arms.  The young boy is clearly a forward thinker as he has taken on the “woman’s”  role of pushing the carriage.  He is also wearing an interesting cap with a tassel.  The photograph was taken at a studio in Bourbon, Indiana. The photographer’s name is listed on the front (bottom) of the card but the name is illegible.

Published in: on September 19, 2010 at 12:01 am  Leave a Comment  
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