AUNT MINERVA’S DAUGHTER: BESSIE BOYER AND HER DOLL

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.

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Published in: on November 30, 2010 at 12:01 am  Leave a Comment  
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BRIDE AND GROOM IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

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.

Published in: on November 29, 2010 at 12:03 am  Leave a Comment  
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PRETTY WOMAN IN PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA (FASHIONABLE TOO!)

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.

Published in: on November 26, 2010 at 9:12 am  Leave a Comment  
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YOUNG WOMAN AT RELIGIOUS CEREMONY OR GRADUATION IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

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.

 

Published in: on November 25, 2010 at 9:41 am  Leave a Comment  
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HUNTER, SHOTGUN, AND DOG MEET RACCOON: RACCOON MEETS ITS MAKER

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: ATTRACTIVE COUPLE IN FORT RECOVERY, OHIO

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.

Published in: on November 22, 2010 at 10:39 pm  Leave a Comment  
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PRETTY WOMAN AND A BUN IN COLUMBUS, OHIO

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”.

Published in: on November 20, 2010 at 3:22 pm  Comments (2)  
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MALE ATHLETE IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA

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.

Published in: on November 19, 2010 at 9:44 am  Comments (1)  
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TWO SMALL CHILDREN AND ONE LARGE DOLL IN FAIRBURY, ILLINOIS

This cabinet card photograph features two young children and a large doll. The doll appears to be bisque and is beautifully dressed. The girls seem to be a bit awed by their experience of being in a studio and being photographed . The photographer is E. M. Phillips of Fairbury, Illinois.

Published in: on November 18, 2010 at 9:57 pm  Leave a Comment  
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SAILOR GIRL IN PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA

A young girl dressed in an elaborate sailor outfit and holding a straw hat, poses for her portrait at the Robinson studio in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The studio was located and 2 & 4 Sixth Street.

Published in: on November 16, 2010 at 12:02 am  Leave a Comment  
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