WOMAN WITH LACE VEIL OR KERCHIEF IN KEOTA, IOWA

LACE KERCHIEFA mellow woman poses for her portrait at the studio of E. E. Neal in Keota, Iowa. The woman is wearing a large lace veil or kerchief. Perhaps a visitor to this blog entry can identify the headwear more specifically. Is this wide-eyed woman possibly a bride? If so, she doesn’t appear to be a happy bride. To view other photographs by Neal, click on the category “Photographer: Neal”.

Published in: on November 18, 2009 at 12:43 am  Leave a Comment  
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SHAPELY FASHIONISTA IN UTICA, NEW YORK

woman in uticaThis very fashionable woman is looking her best for her day at the photographer (W. P. Wright) in Utica, New York. She is wearing a dark dress with an interesting design coming off her shoulders. She is also wearing a collar pin as well as a wedding band. Her undergarments give her the hour glass shape that was popular during the turn of the century.

Published in: on November 17, 2009 at 12:02 am  Leave a Comment  
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PRETTY WOMAN WEARING A FEATHERED HAT IN WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS

IWORCESTER HAT_0002An attractive woman poses for her portrait at Tucker’s Studio in Worcester, Massachusetts. Her stylish hat appears to be multi feathered. Judging by her fashionable appearance, this woman is likely from the upper financial echelon of her community. The photographer is H. B. Tucker.

Published in: on November 16, 2009 at 8:14 pm  Leave a Comment  
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ZOE TUTTLE: PRETTY STAGE ACTRESS

zoe tuttle_0001The Boston Globe of 1880 in a play review of Uncle Toms Cabin, writes that Little Miss Zoe Tuttle played Eva in a “perfect” performance. Ms Tuttle appears to have begun as a child actress but little more information has been discovered. Additional research will be done and any facts concerning Ms Tuttle or additional comments from blog visitors would be appreciated. The photographer of this cabinet card is Myers of New York City.  This photograph is back stamped with the name of Charles Ritzmann, a well known purveyor of photographs of stage actors and actresses.

GREAT SIDEBURNS IN MADISON SQUARE, NEW YORK

SIDEBURNSNYA distinguished looking gentleman poses for photographer W. Kurtz of Madison Square, New York City, New York. Madison Square is the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Broadway at 23rd Street in Manhattan.  Kurtz had photographic studios in New York, Philadelphia, Paris and Vienna. He photographed many celebrities of his time and his work is in the archives of many University libraries, including Harvard University.

FIRE CHIEF OF PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND

chief of providenceThis excellent image is a portrait of a fire chief in Providence, Rhode Island. He is seen in his dress uniform with a fire chief badge on his hat. His coat buttons indicate he is a fireman with the Providence Fire Department.  The photographer is Y. E. Rose of Providence, Rhode Island. The studio opened in 1886 in the Conrad Building.

AFRICAN AMERICAN MAN IN SOMERVILLE, NEW JERSEY

black man new jersey_0001This interesting Cabinet Card is a photograph of an African American man posing for his portrait at the studio of W. A. Apcar in Somerville, New Jersey. This gentleman looks quite dapper and intellectual. He appears professorial but his biographical information is lost in history.

SERBIAN WOMAN IN UJVIDEK

SERBIAThis Cabinet Card captures the image of a Serbian woman in Ujivdek, Hungary. The town of Ujvidek is on the banks of the Danube and is the religious center of Serbians in Hungary. The town is now known as Novi Sad.  The photographer is Stojkovits Ivan. The woman is this photograph looks intensely serious as she poses for this photograph. Please leave comments providing additional information concerning this photograph or the history of Serbians during the turn of the century in this area of the world.

Published in: on November 10, 2009 at 9:40 pm  Leave a Comment  
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