The handsome man in this cabinet card portrait is well dressed and well groomed. He has a terrific mustache and big hair. His striped tie is quite lovely but quite loud and he may be in danger of being ticketed by the fashion police for wearing a striped tie with a plaid jacket. Gideon H. Appelquest (1859-1902) immigrated from Sweden in 1876 and settled in Middletown. He was a photographer in the town from the 1880’s until about the time of his death. His wife Emily, took over the studio after Gideon’s death and operated it for another two years. The couple had two children; Jerome (born 1888) and Alva or Olga (born 1891). To view more photographs from this studio, click on the category “Photographer: Appelquest”.