This photograph captures two couples gathered around a table. There are books on the table and one gentleman is holding a kindle. Ok, so its not a kindle, but you must admit it looks like a kindle. When photographer Julius Berthold took this photograph, Amazon was just a river; not a corporation. Berthold’s studio was located in Feuerbach, Germany. Feuerbach is a district of the city of Stuttgart.
This cabinet card is a portrait of an older bespectacled gentleman with a significant mustache. He is well dressed and is wearing a pin on his lapel. The top of the pin seems to have a figure that looks like a buffalo or bucking bull. The print on the bottom of the pin is illegible. Hopefully, a visitor to this site will be able to provide more details about the lapel pin. The photographer of this image was H. C. Voorhees of Meriden, Connecticut. Voorhees liked to write instructional articles appearing in the era’s photographic journals. Among his articles were publications in Wilson’s Photographic Magazine (1891) and Photographic Mosaics (1896). To view other interesting photographs of remarkable mustaches, click on Cabinet Card Gallery’s category of “Mustaches (Only the Best).
A pretty woman poses for her portrait at the studio of McClelland, in La Crosse, Wisconsin. She has an innocent and wholesome appearance. She looks like the pretty girl next door. She is wearing her hair in a bun and has an interesting lace collar. The collar is scalloped and the scallops look like the petals of a flower. She is wearing a cameo at her collar.
A pretty woman poses for her portrait at the Chillman Studio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The wasp waisted woman is beautifully dressed and with the assistance of a corset, has a terrific figure. The photographer, Phillip E. Chillman’s obituary appears in the Bulletin of Photography (1915). Chillman died in 1915 at the age of 73. He was a pioneer of photography in Philadelphia. He opened his studio on Arch Street in the early 1860’s. He held many photography patents. During his 15 year retirement he took up and excelled at water coloring. His work was exhibited at Pennsylvania, New York City, and Boston exhibitions. To view other photographs by Chillman, click on the category “Photographer: Chillman”.
A well dressed man with a large mustache and a clump of chin whiskers, poses for his portrait at the studio of Eggan, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. To see other interesting exhibitions of facial hair, visit the Cabinet Card Gallery’s categories of Beards (Only the Best) and Mustaches (Only the Best). It is difficult to identify the photographer of this photograph. The city of Minneapolis hosted a number of photographers that shared the name “Eggan”, each of them sharing the same studio address. Apparently the Eggan family, which was of Norwegian descent, had a passion for photography. Photographers included Ole P., Halvor P., S. A., Sevor P., Stephen, and James Eggan.
This unique cabinet card features a mailman delivering a baby. Alright, he’s not delivering the baby using traditional child birth techniques. He is delivering the baby from his mail pouch. The mailman is dressed in his full uniform and he has a relatively serious expression on his face as he poses for the photographer. The baby’s facial expression can best be described as “sour”. The cameraman is Frank C. Weston, located at 2 Smith Block, of Bangor, Maine. Weston was a native of Maine who established himself as a photographer in the late 1870’s. His prices were “dictated by a spirit of moderation”, and he was the preferred photographer among the African American community of Bangor.
A handsome young fireman poses for his portrait at the photo studio of Miller, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The neatly groomed fireman is wearing his dress uniform and his badge identifies him as fireman #245 in his department. To view other cabinet card photographs of fireman; click on the Cabinet Card Gallery category, “Firemen and Policemen”.
A young woman is featured in this cabinet card photograph by J. H. Benson, in Pontiac, Michigan. The photographer did an excellent job of utilizing light in this portrait of a well dressed and well coiffed woman. John H. Benson was a native New Yorker. Directories from 1863 and 1875 indicate he conducted business in Saginaw, Michigan. Perhaps he moved to Pontiac in the later years of his career. Benson died in 1901.
A clean cut young man poses for his portrait while wearing his dress military uniform. He is either in the military or he is a cadet in a military school. Perhaps a visitor to the site can make the final determination. The photographer of this cabinet card is J. C. Moulton of 368 Main Street, in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Joseph Carr Moulton (1824-1914) was born in Sandwich, Mass. to farming parents. He was a descendant of the famous Revolutionary War officer, General Moulton. He left home at 21 and went to Newton, Mass. where he worked in a machine shop. The job didn’t suit him, so he began working as a photographer. He arrived in Fitchburg in 1848, and one of his studios was located at 159 Main Street (1876-1900). Moulton was involved in many aspects of Fitchburg’s community life. He was the superintendent of his church’s sunday school, he was a Mason, and he was the first President of the local YMCA.