GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: MEMORIAL CABINET CARD (1918)

This memorial cabinet card was published in loving memory of James Baker Foster (age 26) and his sister, Mary Aurora Foster (age 20). They both died in 1918, less than two months apart. The publisher of the card was H. F. Wendell, of Leipsie, Ohio.

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“GOT BUTTONS” PRETTY AND FASHIONABLE YOUNG WOMAN PHOTOGRAPHED AT UNKNOWN LOCATION

This Cabinet Card has no identifying information to reveal anything about the photographer or the subject of this image. Suffice it to say that the image is beautifully photographed and the young woman is quite attractive, well dressed, and projects a quiet confidence and nobility.  She also has a lot of buttons.

Published in: on April 29, 2010 at 5:57 am  Leave a Comment  
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PRETTY WOMAN PHOTOGRAPHED IN HOUSTON, TEXAS

Lizzie Davant is photographed by Samuel Anderson in his studio located in Houston, Texas. The beautiful Ms Davant gave the photograph to her Uncle Jim and inscribed the back of the card. Samuel Anderson was truly a pioneer photographer. He worked as a photographer for many years in New Orleans and then had studios first in Galveston, and then in Houston. He wrote that he selected Houston because he believed in would become the “metropolis” of Texas. He worked in Houston in 1853-1854 and 1884-c 1901. In 1856, Anderson had a wood engraved portrait published by Frank Leslie. To see other photographs by Samuel Anderson, click on this site’s category of “Photographer: Anderson”.

“BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE”; LITTLE ANNIE POSES IN WINTER COAT AND HAT IN SAGINAW, MICHIGAN

An adorable little girl, named Annie, poses in her winter coat and hat in the Smith Studio in Saginaw, Michigan. The photographer, William L. Smith bought the studio in 1883 and had eleven years experience as a photographer prior to starting his own business.

Published in: on April 27, 2010 at 9:45 am  Leave a Comment  
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BROTHER AND SISTER POSE FOR PHOTOGRAPHER IN TAMAQUA, PENNSYLVANIA

A brother and sister pose for this cabinet card by Baily, in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania. The children look very serious as they stare at the photographer. Note the draped rug separating the siblings. The Cabinet Card Gallery presents another photograph by Baily and it can be viewed in the category “Photographer: Baily”. The description of this other image contains interesting information about both the photographer and the town of Tamaqua, Pennsylvania.

Published in: on April 26, 2010 at 11:13 am  Leave a Comment  
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STAGE ACTRESS: MAI ESTELLE IN COSTUME FOR AN UNKNOWN PRODUCTION

This cabinet card photograph features stage actress Mai Estelle in costume for an unknown production. Her given name was Mai Twiggs Wynkoop. Preliminary research yields little information. In 1889-1990 she starred in the New York production of “Myrtle Ferns”. She performed on Broadway in “Maternity” (1915). The photographer of this image is William Mckenzie Morrison (1857- ?). Morrison was a well known celebrity photographer who housed his studio in the Haymarket Theatre Building between 1889 and 1899. He then moved his studio to the Champlain Building. Morrison was quite successful. He had a ranch in South Dakota and a summer home in Palisades, New Jersey. The Cabinet Card Gallery includes other photographs by Morrison. The images can be seen by clicking on the category “Photographers: Morrison”.

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PORTRAIT OF A RURAL MAN IN LITTLETON, NEW HAMPSHIRE

This photographic portrait is an image of a man who appears to have a rural background. Is this man a farmer; dressed in his best hat and bow tie? Note his bushy mustache. The photographer is Marshall D. Cobleigh who bought his studio in 1891. The studio was located in Littleton, New Hampshire. While working as a photographer, he studied law. After passing the bar, he sold the studio and practiced law in New Hampshire.

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YOUNG BOY WITH RINGLETS CARRYING A STICK IN WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA

This cabinet card is a portrait of a young boy wearing a bow and carrying a stick. Perhaps it is a riding crop or a walking stick? The lad has long hair with ringlets. The photographer is Plummer of Wheeling, West Virginia. Research reveals that F. W. Plummer operated a photographic studio at 1138 Main Street in Wheeling.

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PRETTIEST WOMAN IN WATERVILLE, MAINE

This cabinet card is an image of what may have been the prettiest woman in Waterville, Maine. The photographer of this profile portrait was C. G. Carleton. Carleton began work as a photographer in Waterville in 1862. Research reveals that his studio was 25 x 100 feet and he was member of the Free Masons. He was a native of Whitefield, New Hampshire.

Published in: on April 22, 2010 at 12:01 am  Leave a Comment  
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YOUNG BOY AND BADMINTON RACQUET IN NEW YORK CITY

A young child poses with his racquet and plaid bow. The racquet appears to be a badminton racquet. The photographer is W. H. Saul of New York City, New York.

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