This cabinet card portrait features a young and attractive couple posing for their portrait. The pair are beautifully dressed and one wonders if this may be their wedding photograph. The woman is wearing a dark beaded dress and a necklace and collar pin. The young man is wearing what appears to be a tuxedo. Note his boyish good looks. The photographer of this image is E. E. Seavy of New Castle, Pennsylvania. Edgar E. Seavy (1859-1942) was born in Wisconsin, He moved to New Castle in 1890 and operated his photography studio from 12 North Mercer Street with his partner, A. R. Fowler. The cabinet card gallery has some photographs by Seavy & Fowler which can be found in the category “Photographer: Seavy & Fowler”. After just a few years Seavy bought out Fowler and later opened a new studio at 226 East Washington Street. An image of this studio as well as of Mr Seavvy, can be seen below. Seavy’s studio was quite popular in New Castle and in 1908 produced the first color photographs in the town.
Edgar E. Seavy