The reverse of this cabinet card identifies the cute long haired little girl in this cabinet card photograph as being “cousin Bessie Boyer”. The inscription also indicates that Bessie is a cousin due to the fact that she is the daughter of a maternal Aunt named Minerva. The little girl is wearing an adorable cap and posing next to a large doll. No further identifying information about the child, the photographer, or the location of the photographic studio is available.
This photograph captures a pretty bride and handsome groom. It is possible that this couple are attendants in a wedding but the woman appears to be wearing a wedding gown. If she is the maid of honor, one must pity the bride because this attractive maid of honor likely upstaged her. The couple has four different flower arrangements in this photograph. The photographic studio responsible for this image is Sander’s & Gross located in Chicago, Illinois.
A beautiful woman, fashionably dressed, is the subject of this cabinet card image. She is perfectly posed by the photographer. The studio that took this photograph is Chandler & Scheetz, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. To view other images by Chandler and Scheetz, click on the category “Photographer: Chandler & Scheetz.
A young woman poses for her portrait at her graduation or at a religious ceremony. She is dressed in white, wearing a corsage, gloves, and a flower in her hair. She is posed next to a table. She is holding one of two books which are atop the table. The photographer is Adolf Borchers, of Chicago, Illinois.
This cabinet card is a hunting image photographed by Morrison (1848-?) of Bowling Green, Ohio. The hunter is posed with his hunting dog and his shotgun. Also making an appearance in this image is the raccoon that met its early demise as the prey of the hunt. The dog in the photograph appears to be a hound. The street address of the photographers studio was the Kabig Block. Robert Prescott Morrison worked as a photographer in Fostoria, Ohio around 1865 and began operating in Bowling Green in 1870 or 1878 depending on what source is believed. He was still active in his career in 1900. His wife, Belinda (Linnie) Ball Morrison worked as a negative retoucher during their early married days. Morrison was a veteran of the civil war. He served in Company H of the 133rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment.
John and Minerva Summers pose for their portrait at the studio of Harry McDaniel (1868-?) in Fort Recovery, Ohio. The couple is beautifully dressed for this cabinet card portrait. The photographer, McDaniel, was boorn in Gibson City, Illinois. He was known to be an active photographer in Fort Recovery around 1900. Fort Recovery is a very old town. It was established by the US Army in 1794.
This cabinet card portrait features a profile view of a very pretty woman. She is wearing a broach on her collar and her hairstyle includes a bun. The photographer is George C. Urlin (1854-1942) of Urlin’s Mammoth Art Gallery. The studio was located at 216 & 218 South High Street, in Columbus, Ohio. The studio was founded in 1873. This cabinet card photograph was taken in 1884 or shortly thereafter. The photographer, George Urlin was born in Canada and was active in Columbus from 1873 through 1887. He later partnered with William Beckley in Columbus, J. Becker in Cleveland, and John Pheiffer in Columbus. Urlin won 10 silver medals and 16 “Best” awards from Ohio State Fairs. Other photographs by George Urlin can be seen by clicking on the category “Photographer: Urlin”.
This cabinet card photograph captures an athlete in an action pose from his sport. What is this young man’s sport? It is my belief that he is likely a wrestler. However, he could be a gymnast, boxer, track and field competitor, or some other type of athlete. The subject certainly appears fit and muscular. Perhaps a visitor to the Cabinet Card Gallery will be able to identify the athlete’s sport by his uniform and leave an informative comment. The photographer of this image is Rudolf Franzl (1877-1955) of Vienna, Austria.