EVERYTHING’S COMING UP ROSES FOR PRETTY WOMAN IN GROTON, NEW YORK

A pretty woman wearing pinned roses on her dress poses for her portrait at a photographic studio in Groton, New York. The photographer’s name is M. W. Cooper. One source reports that he operated as a photographer in Groton in the 1890’s through 1900. Cooper is listed in the Ithaca (NY) city directory of 1890 under the category of Photographers. The directory confirms that his business was located in Groton.

Published in: on August 2, 2012 at 12:01 am  Comments (2)  
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LITTLE GIRL IN A FIELD OF DAISIES IN BARABOO,WISCONSIN

A cute little girl with curly hair poses in a studio created field of daisies for photographer Sim Mould. The studio was located in Baraboo, Wisconsin. The girl is wearing a dress wth a lace collar and has a flower pinned to the front of her dress. An inscription on the reverse of the cabinet card indicates that the child’s name is Hattie Acot. Unfortunately, no biographical information could be found about her. The photographer, Mr. Mould is mentioned in a number of photographic journals. He placed an ad for his studio in a book about Sauk County, Wisconsin (1891).  (more…)

STYLISH MOTHER AND HER TWO CHILDREN IN BERLIN, GERMANY

A beautifully dressed young woman and two children pose for a family portrait at the studio of C. Gunteritz, in Berlin, Germany. The young woman is likely the mother of the two children, although it is possible that she could be their older sister. The little girl is holding a basket of flowers and her younger brother has a toy rabbit on his lap. The young woman’s dress is made of material that is not commonly seen in cabinet card  photographs. Hopefully, a visitor to the Cabinet Card Gallery will be able to identify the dress’s material.

Published in: on April 21, 2012 at 12:01 am  Comments (1)  
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BEAUTY WITH FINGERLESS GLOVES IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

A beautiful woman poses for her portrait at the Lewitz studio in Chicago, Illinois. She is surrounded by pretty flowers. She is wearing flowers on her dress and in her hair. There is also a floral treatment on the railing behind her. She is wearing a coat style dress and a lace blouse. She is also sporting fingerless gloves. This young woman spent some time at her jewelry box while preparing for this photograph. She appears to be wearing a necklace and a broach, although it may be a necklace with two pieces of jewelry attached. She is also wearing earrings. The photographer of this image is Emil Lewitz. To learn more about him and to view more of his photographs, click on the category, ‘Photographer: Lewitz’.

Published in: on January 17, 2012 at 12:01 am  Leave a Comment  
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A WOMAN POSES WITH POSIES IN WELLMAN, IOWA

A woman surrounded by flowers is the subject of this cabinet card portrait by J. V. Wahl, of Wellman, Iowa. A dark patterned curtain serves as the background in this photograph. The patterned curtains, the multitude of flowers, the patterned chair, and the young woman; make for a very busy image. In fact, the viewer’s eyes don’t know where to focus. An inscription on the reverse of the photograph indicates that the subject of this cabinet card is Miss Edith Ash of Washington, Iowa. The photograph was taken in January, 1898. Edith Ash (1878-?) is listed in the census of 1880 through 1920 as a resident of Washington County, Iowa. She is most likely the subject in this image. She was married to Howard Cooper, circa 1899.

Published in: on September 26, 2011 at 10:47 am  Comments (1)  
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