TWO ADORABLE AND PHOTOGENIC YOUNG CHILDREN IN CINCINNATI, OHIO

This vintage photograph features two very adorable young siblings (sisters?) posing for their photograph at the Young & Carl studio in Cincinnati, Ohio. Both children are extremely photogenic. Young & Carl operated their Cincinnati studio between 1895 and 1915. This photograph measures about 5 1/4 ” x 7 1/4″.

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Published in: on November 1, 2017 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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PORTRAIT OF THREE AFRICAN AMERICAN BROTHERS (1908-1924)

This vintage real photo postcard features three African American brothers posing for a studio portrait. The children are adorable. All three children are displaying a serious expression. The stamp box on the reverse of the postcard lists “Artura” as the producer of the postcard paper. “Artura”paper was utilized by postcard publishers between 1908 and 1924.

Published in: on October 27, 2017 at 6:19 pm  Leave a Comment  
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PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG GIRL WITH LONG BLONDE HAIR IN MARLBORO, MASSACHUSETTS

This cabinet card portrait features a young girl with light colored hair. She has two bows in her hair and is wearing a brooch near her collar. She is displaying a serious expression. The photographer of this cabinet card is Charles F Little (1860-?). He operated a studio in Marlborough, Massachusetts. Research reveals that he was a photographer is the Boston area at least between 1890 and 1936. He married his wife, Louisa, in 1889.

Published in: on October 23, 2017 at 11:40 am  Leave a Comment  
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PORTRAIT OF A LITTLE GIRL POSING WITH SUPERMODEL SKILLS

This stunning studio photograph features an adorable young girl who appears to be dressed for the beach. She is flashing a beautiful smile. The girl is posing like a supermodel. She is either being directed by a very talented photographer or she is a “natural model”. This photograph measures about 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″. The image likely dates back to the 1940’s.

Published in: on October 16, 2017 at 6:05 pm  Comments (1)  

PORTRAIT OF FOUR YOUNG SIBLINGS IN EAST JORDAN, MICHIGAN (1893 BABY CARRIAGE)

This cabinet card portrait captures four siblings posing for their photograph. There are several things of note in this image. First, the little boy is wearing a plaid double breasted suit as well as a bow tie and pocket chief. The boy’s pants are knicker style. The baby in this photograph is sitting in a baby carriage and appears quite attentive. The two oldest children have a hand on the carriage, keeping it securely in place. The photographer of this image is W. Slocum, who operated a studio in East Jordan, Michigan. Printing below the image indicates that this photograph was taken in 1893.

Published in: on October 15, 2017 at 5:18 pm  Comments (3)  
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A PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN AND HER BABY IN BERLIN, GERMANY (POST MORTEM?)

This cabinet card portrait features a well-dressed pretty young woman sitting on the floor behind her baby. It is not clear whether this photograph is a post-mortem image. The mother seems to be half smiling and the baby appears awake. In addition, the photograph appears to have been taken at a studio and not at the woman’s residence. Therefore, it is my opinion that this is not a post-mortem image. This cabinet card was produced by the Lemkie studio in Berlin, Germany.

Published in: on October 9, 2017 at 2:48 pm  Comments (1)  
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PORTRAIT OF TWO ADORABLE LITTLE GIRLS IN BUTTE, MONTANA

The little girls seen in this cabinet card photograph are adorable. Perhaps these identically dressed girls are twins. Note the black belt that each of them are wearing. Is the belt part of their dresses or is it a photographer’s accessory to hold the girls safely on a chair. The photographer of this image is A. J. Dusseau. His studio was in Butte, which was located in the Montana Territory (1864-1889). Dusseau was born in Vermont in 1842. His employment before becoming a photographer included being an engineer on a steamboat and working as a musician. In 1874 he operated a photography studio in Deer Lodge, Montana and he then moved his business to Butte in 1877. The Cabinet Card Gallery has a number of his photographs which can be seen by clicking on the category “Photographer: Dusseau”.

Published in: on October 1, 2017 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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PORTRAIT OF A LITTLE BOY ON A TRICYCLE IN TOPEKA, KANSAS

This cabinet card portrait features a little boy sitting on a tricycle. The bike appears to be made from wood. The child is wearing a bow tie and a serious expression. The image was produced by the Mohler studio in Topeka, Kansas. J. W. Mohler was born in Indiana in 1850. While young, his family moved to Missouri. Mohler enlisted th the 3rd Illinois Infantry (Co. H) as a fifer. He spent two years at a garrison in Detroit. In 1871 he married Belle Viard. He came to Topeka to work as a photographer in 1880. He is listed in the Topeka business directories from at least 1882 through 1895. At one point he was partnered in a photography business named Mohler & Rector.

Published in: on September 29, 2017 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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PORTRAIT OF A CUTE LITTLE GIRL IN MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN

This cabinet card photograph features a cute little girl posing for her portrait at the Everitt studio in Marquette, Michigan. She is wearing jewelry, flowers and a ribbon and lace collar. She is also wearing an adorable expression. The photographer of this image is Henry Everitt. He is listed in Marquette’s 1894 business directory.

Published in: on September 27, 2017 at 3:13 pm  Comments (2)  
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SAD PHOTOGRAPH OF A BABY IN A COFFIN SURROUNDED BY GRIEVING FAMILY

I apologize to any Cabinet Card Gallery visitors who find this photograph upsetting or offensive. It is important to keep in mind that post mortem photographs such as this one, were not produced for voyeuristic purposes. Instead, these images were made for families to preserve their memories of their deceased loved ones. Nevertheless, I recognize that these photos are often upsetting to viewers, and in fact, no matter how many post mortem images I have seen, they still stir up a lot of sad emotions for me. The previous owner of this photograph reports that it was taken in Russia in the mid 1920’s. Pictured in the image is a baby in a small coffin covered by flowers, surrounded by grieving family. The mourners are dressed in dark winter clothing indicating that the photograph may have been taken outdoors.

Published in: on September 15, 2017 at 12:00 pm  Comments (4)  
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