DALLAS TYLER: THEATER AND FILM ACTRESS AND NEAR MURDER VICTIM

dallastyler_0005Theater and film actress, Dallas Tyler is seen in this Cabinet card by Newsboy of New York. She is quite beautiful and has remarkably expressive eyes. The photograph is copyrighted by B. Falk in 1894. Dallas Tyler (1880-1953) was a theater and film actress. She appeared in seven films  between 1914 and 1916 including Jane Eyre (1914). She also wrote the film, The Devils Playground (1917). The New York Times reported  in April, 1896 that Ms Tyler’s husband, actor George Bethel, fired four shots at her at the hotel she was residing in while performing in Hartford, Connecticut. Fortunately, he was quite intoxicated and all four shots missed their target. The actor denied trying to kill his wife. He stated that he was despondent about the breakup of his marriage and blamed his mother-in-law for marital interference.

CIVIL WAR VETERAN BEDECKED WITH MEDALS IN MISSOURI

cw vetThis Cabinet card is a terrific image of a union army Civil War Veteran. He is wearing three medals. One medal identifies him as J. W. Plummer, a member of company G in the 29th Indiana Infantry Regiment. The second medal represents his membership in the Civil War Veterans Group, the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.). Further research reveals that Mr Plummer, is John W. Plummer and entered his unit as a private and left with the same rank. His regiment was organized in 1861 and fought at Shiloh, Corinth, Stones River, and the Battle of Chickamauga.  The unit suffered 304  dead during the course of the war. The photographer is Tussey of Schell City, Missouri.

DAPPER SAILOR IN UNIFORM

SAILOR_0002The Sailor in this Cabinet Card is posing at an unknown photographers studio at an unknown location. Perhaps the information is classified (just kidding). It is also a mystery which nations navy this young man is serving in.  Hopefully, an informed visitor can leave a comment identifying the nation this sailor represents. One can imagine that the sailor is on shore leave and wandered into a photographers studio to get a souvenir of his visit. He is looking quite dapper  in his uniform.

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SAILOR LANDLOCKED IN BROOKLYN

SAILOR 2_0003This Cabinet Card captures a sailor posing for his photograph at the studio of L Bradfisch on Fulton Street in Brooklyn, New York. The buttons on his coat are decorated with an anchor shaped design.

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FIREMAN IN MIDDLEBORO, MASSACHUSETTS

PUTNAM_0003This Cabinet Card is an image of a fireman wearing his dress uniform. Note the badges; one of which indicates that he was a member of the Middleboro Fire Department and badge number 33. The photograph was taken at the Putnam Studio in Middleboro, Massachusetts.

MUSTACHE IN NEW YORK: STYLED AFTER GENERAL AMBROSE BURNSIDE

ny mustache_0002This cabinet card is a worthy addition to the mustache (only the best) category. This fine looking gentleman sports a mustache that is very reminiscent of the style worn by civil war General Ambrose Burnside. The photographer is Merrill of Geneseo, New York.

Published in: on May 26, 2009 at 1:31 am  Leave a Comment  
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FANTASTIC PORTRAIT OF A CHICAGO JUDGE BY MOSHER

MAN AND DOG_0002This terrific Cabinet Card is a portrait of a Judge in Chicago, Illinois. The clarity and detail of this image is remarkable. The photographer was C. D. Mosher of Chicago, Illinois. Mosher was an important early photographer of Chicago and made national news for an ambitious endeavor  he undertook. The New York Times wrote a story in 1885 about Mosher’s project to collect 10,000 portraits of prominent residents of Chicago. His goal was to finish collecting the images by 1888. The photographs were placed in a special safe and placed in a vault provided by the city to only be opened for the nations bicentennial in 1876.  Perhaps this Cabinet Card is one of the photographs that was locked away for Mosher’s effort to preserve history. To view other cabinet cards by Mosher, click on the category “Photographer: Mosher”.

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THREE WESTERN GENTLEMAN IN LEADVILLE, COLORADO

LEADVILLE_0001Three well dressed men pose for their photograph in the mining town of Leadville, Colorado. The photographer is Luke.  The men are wearing Western clothing and great hats. One man has a pocket watch and chain. Leadville is located at an altitude of 10,152 feet and in the late 1800’s was the second most populated city in Colorado. Denver was number one in population. Leadville was one of the worlds largest Silver camps and was the home of Doc Holliday shortly after the gunfight at the OK Corral.

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RUGBY PLAYER IN NEW YORK

RUGBYThis Cabinet card is a great image of a rugby player in uniform and holding the rugby ball. He looks able and ready to walk on to the pitch and join the scrum. The photographic studio is the famed Pach Bros of New York City. To view other photographs by this studio, click on the category “Photographer: Pach Bros.”.

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BABY AND ADORING MOM IN CONNECTICUT

ADORING MOM_0001This Cabinet Card is an image of an adoring mom and her baby. Perhaps the mom isn’t adoring her baby but instead has fallen asleep after many sleepless nights and busy days caring for her young child. The photograph is from the studio of Walklet in New Milford, Connecticut.

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