A pretty young girl poses for her portrait at the Criley studio in Butler, Pennsylvania. She is beautifully dressed and is holding a rolled scroll. Perhaps the paper is her graduation certificate. She looks playfully happy in this image. Her cocked head, her smile, and the gleam in her eyes are evidence of her pleasure in the moment of the taking of this photograph. To view other photographs by N. J. Criley, click on the category “Photographer: Criley and Wagner”.
Three young women pose for their graduation portrait in Paris, Kentucky. Judging their age by their appearance, the girls are likely graduating from high school or college. It is interesting to note that each girls graduation gown is slightly different from the others. It is also notable that there is no backdrop in this image; the photographer used curtains instead. Perhaps the photograph was taken outside of the photographer’s studio and he took the curtains with him to the site of the graduation. This image was produced by a photographer named Gibson. Research reveals no additional biographical information concerning Mr. Gibson.