CLERGYMAN IN LUDLOW, VERMONT

A clergyman is featured in this cabinet card portrait from a photographer named Moore in Ludlow, Vermont. The man has an educated appearance emanating from his beard and pince-nez spectacles.Pince-nez are a style of spectacles that was popular in the nineteenth century. These glasses were not supported by ear pieces but instead, stayed on the wearer by pinching on the bridge of his or her nose.  The clergyman  is wearing a pin near his collar and part of the chain from his pocket watch is visible at the bottom of the image. The Photographic Journal of America (1890) mentions photographer, C. A. Moore of Ludlow, Vermont. He is likely the same Moore that created this image.

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Published in: on March 31, 2011 at 12:01 am  Comments (1)  
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TWO SALVATION ARMY LADIES IN NEW YORK CITY

Two young women in Salvation Army uniforms, pose for their portrait at the Carter Art Studio, in New York City, New York. Note that one woman is wearing Salvation Army pins on both collars and that both women are wearing Salvation Army badges at their collar. The woman appear to be in their twenties, and one wonders what motivated them to join the Salvation Army. Did they have religious convictions that drew them to the organization? Were they hoping to help people or change the world in a positive way? Did they see joining the Salvation Army as a way to be able to live in exciting New York City. Unfortunately, the answers to these questions are lost to history. To see a collection of images of other Salvation Army workers;click on the Cabinet Card Gallery’s category “Salvation Army”.

Published in: on March 30, 2011 at 4:26 pm  Comments (7)  
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ADORABLE BABY AND HER PUG IN SALEM, OREGON

This cabinet card features an adorable little girl in a lace dress posed next to her pug dog. The child has beautiful eyes and curly hair. the photographer is Cherrington & Bro. of Salem, Oregon. The back stamp  indicates that the studio was located opposite the First National Bank on the Exchange Block (Commercial Street). An inscription on the reverse of the card states that the photograph was given to Aunt Alice, “Compliments of Althea Hodson (or Hodsen)”. The inscription also states that the baby was 16 months of age at the time of the photograph. Research reveals that W. M. Cherrington came to Oregon in 1890 and with his brother, opened a photographic studio. The studio was considered to be the best equipped studio on the west coast. A large collection of their negatives were sold to the Cronise Studio. To view other photographs by Mr Cherrington, click on the category “Photographer: Cherrington”. 

Published in: on March 29, 2011 at 12:01 am  Leave a Comment  
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FIREMAN IN RED BUD, ILLINOIS

A uniformed fireman poses for his portrait at an unidentified photographic studio. He is a dashing young man and he appears to proudly wear the buckle which identifies him as one of Red Bud’s “bravest”. The town of Red Bud is located in Illinois. To see other images of firemen, click on Cabinet Card Gallery’s category of “Firemen and Policemen”.

Published in: on March 28, 2011 at 2:19 pm  Leave a Comment  
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YOUNG DANDY IN WABASH, INDIANA

A young dandy sits for his portrait in the studio of Phillips, in Wabash, Indiana. The well dressed young man sits on a wicker chair with his hat strategically placed on his knee.

Published in: on March 27, 2011 at 12:01 am  Leave a Comment  
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BOTTLE CURLS IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

These two cabinet cards have some things in common. Each photograph features an attractive woman with bottle curls. In addition, each image was photographed by George Daniels Morse, whose studio was located in San Francisco, California. Note that these photographs were taken at different times; which is evident by the fact that the two portraits list the studio location at different addresses. To learn about Morse, and view other photographs by Morse, click on Cabinet Card Gallery’s category “Photographer: Morse”.

Published in: on March 26, 2011 at 12:01 am  Leave a Comment  
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AMBIVALENT FOX HUNTER AND HIS PET FOX IN KENDALLVILLE, INDIANA

This cabinet card features a fox hunter, posing in his hunting clothing, and his double barreled shotgun. He is also posing with his pet fox and his bounty from his hunt, a dead fox. He is holding the pet fox by a chain. This is a very ambivalent hunter. On one hand, he hunts and kills foxes, and on the other, he keeps a fox as a pet. The hunter appears to have been a very conflicted young man. The photographer of this cabinet card is Frank D. Sullivan of Kendallville, Indiana. The Bulletin of Photography (1922) announced the purchase of Sullivan’s studio to A. D. Conkle, “formerly of Kenton, Ohio. The journal also reported that Sullivan and his wife had moved to Portland Oregon.

Published in: on March 25, 2011 at 1:34 pm  Leave a Comment  
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PORTRAIT OF AN ATHLETE IN BREMEN, GERMANY (CIRCA 1900)

This cabinet card photograph of a very fit and athletic looking young man. He was obviously a turn-of-the-century gym rat. He appears to be a wrestler, or perhaps a gymnast. He is wearing a medal received for some athletic accomplishment. The photographer was Georg Brems of Bremen, Germany.

Published in: on March 24, 2011 at 12:01 am  Leave a Comment  
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YOUNG GIRL AND HER BLACK LAB IN PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

A young girl poses with her black dog (likely a Labrador Retriever) at the studio of George Jaeger, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The child is looking quite serious and one must wonder how the photographer was able to get the dog so nicely posed. The Lab is wearing something on his collar. The object is somewhat shaped like a barrel. Could it be a flask? Hopefully, a visitor to this site will leave a comment that identifies the object on the dog’s collar.

Published in: on March 22, 2011 at 12:01 am  Comments (1)  
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PRETTY WOMAN IN TOLEDO, OHIO PHOTOGRAPHED BY FRUGAL PHOTOGRAPHER

This cabinet card is a portrait of a pretty dark haired woman. The photographer is Hill, and the photograph was taken at his studio at 417 Summit Street, in Toledo, Ohio. The photographer formerly operated a studio in Detroit, Michigan. That studio was located at 47 & 49 Monroe Avenue. Hill clearly was a frugal man which is apparent by his using the printed card stock from his Detroit studio at his new location in Toledo. Hill simply crossed out his old address and stamped the front and the reverse of the card with his new studio address. His changes were printed in red.

Published in: on March 21, 2011 at 12:01 am  Leave a Comment  
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