The little girl featured in this cabinet card is absolutely adorable in her pose pushing her doll in a baby carriage. The backdrop in this photograph is absolutely not adorable. The screen is so amateurish that it looks like it was painted by a group of the subject’s classmates. The photographer of this image has the last name of Mead. Unfortunately, the location of his studio is unknown. It is an unusual occurrence that the name of the photographer is listed on the cabinet card without an address of the studio. After all, photographers used cabinet cards as free advertising by listing their location and special talents. The reverse of the cabinet card has an inscription that indicates that the subject of this portrait is named “Mamie Cole (Griffis)”. There were many Mamie Coles, Mamie Griffiths, and photographers named Mead living in the United States during the cabinet card era. It is impossible, with available information, to truly identify both subject and photographer. It is interesting to note that there was a photographer in the Dakota Territories name Josiah J. Mead and a woman named Mamie Cole who was born in South Dakota in 1894.
NELLIE AND MINNIE MAUS POSE FOR THEIR PORTRAIT IN LAKE ODESSA, MICHIGAN (MICKEY COULD NOT POSE DUE TO CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS WITH THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY)
Meet Nellie and Minnie Maus as they pose for their portrait at the studio of S. D. Joy in Lake Odessa, Michigan. It is uncertain which of these children is Nellie and which is Minnie because the person who wrote their names on the back of the photograph failed to include their ages or other identifying information. The baby in this image is sitting in a very ornate pram. To view other turn of the century baby carriages, click on the category “Baby Carriages”. Unfortnately, Mickey Maus was unavailable when this cabinet card was produced. One can only assume that he was in California for a movie shoot or else he was bound by contractual obligations to not appear in any photographs except those published by the Walt Disney Company. Unfortunately, no biographical information about the Maus girls could be uncovered. The photographer, Sherman D. Joy appears in the 1930 census where he is listed as a 62 year-old photographer. He was married to Etta V. Joy.
A young Russell Smith pushes an even younger, Edna Collins, in a baby carriage (the kids names are noted on the reverse of the image). The two children are very cute. Russell has flowing long hair and a wonderful cap. Edna looks adorable in her gown and bonnet. The baby buggy is quite ornate. To view other baby buggies, click on the category, “Baby Carriage”. The photographer is Albert G. Tickner and his studio was located in Hart, Michigan. According to the United States census of 1910, Tickner (1872-?) was born in Ohio. At the time of the census, he was a 38 year-old photographer and proprietor of his own business. He was widowed and lived with his four sons (ages spanned between four and fifteen) in Hart, Michigan. Research yielded no information about Russell Smith; but the search for biographical material about Edna Collins was more fruitful. The 1920 census discloses that there was an Edna Collins living in Hart. Edna was twenty years-old and was a public school teacher. She lived with her father (Sodorous) and her mother (Carrie). Her father was a druggist and operated his own store.
An adorable baby peers out of a comfortable looking perambulator at the studio of photographer, Dimitr Karastoyanow, in Sofia, Bulgaria. Note the baby’s wonderful hat. A written inscription on the reverse of the photograph reveals that the image was produced in 1912. To view other turn of the century perambulators, click on Cabinet Card Gallery’s category “Baby Carriage”.
A man in western clothing, poses for his portrait along with his baby and dog. His arm is wrapped possessively around the back of the baby’s carriage. Lying in front of the man, is his loyal dog. The dog looks like a Labrador Retriever, but the previous owner of this cabinet card suggested that it resembles a New Foundland. This image is charming and warm. Where is this gentleman’s wife? Did she die in childbirth or by disease? Is she camera shy?. The answer, of course, is unknown. The photographer of this image is O. E. Flaten. Flaten’s studio was in Halstad, Minnesota. He produced a number of interesting photographic portraits of people living in the western United States. To view other photographs by Flaten, click on the category “Photographer: Flaten”.
This cabinet card photograph captures baby sitting comfortably in a luxury baby carriage. There will be no discomfort from the sun for this cute baby; courtesy of the large umbrella built into this Rolls Royce of baby prams. The photographer is Tresize,of Germantown, Ohio. Research reveals that Ohio had a number of photographers named Tresize, and it is unknown which Tresize is responsible for this image? Dayton, Ohio was the home of The Tresize Brothers Studio as well as photographer S. P. Tresize. Samuel P. Tresize was a photographer located in Logan, Ohio. J.Q. A. Tresize was a photographer in Zanesville, Ohio and a partner in the Photography Studio named Jaquary and Tresize. William C.Tresize was a photographer in McConnelsville, Ohio. Suffice it to say, it is unknown which Tresize photographed this image. To see other photographs of baby carriages, click on this site’s category “Baby Carriages”.
This scalloped edged cabinet card captures a baby sitting in a carriage in the studio of J. A. Wilson & August F. Gerding, in Ottawa, Illinois. The attentive baby seems to be intensely surveying the studio. A blanket sits neatly atop the carriage. To see a collection of baby carriage cabinet cards, click on the Cabinet Card Gallery’s category “Baby Carriage”.
This cabinet card features a baby in an ornate baby carriage. The child is covered by a fur blanket and has a comfortable looking pillow. The photographer is P. D. Werts of Iowa City, Iowa. Werts is mentioned in two photography journals from 1894. One of the journals includes one of his photographs of Iowa’s Governor and the Governor’s wife.
This cabinet card features a school age girl minding a bundled up baby in a large fine bentwood and wicker baby carriage. The carriage is on a brick lane and in the background is a fenced clapboard house. The older child is wearing a fine dress with mutton sleeves and the baby is clothed in a gown and cute cap. The photographer is Kloo, of Cincinnati, Ohio. The photographer may be Carl H. Kloo ,who, according to a photography journal (1906) was a photographer in Covington, Kentucky .
Baby Isabella sits up and peers out of her ornate baby carriage. She has a terrific smile. The photographer is Robert I Steele (1861-1945) of Waukon, Iowa. His obituary, in the Waukon Democrat, indicates that he was born in Pennsylvania and his family settled on a farm in Waukon in 1864. He began working as a photographer as a young man. In 1902, he sold his studio to Bert Hewitt, who worked as his assistant for the previous two years.