FASHIONABLE WOMAN HOLDING MYSTERIOUS CYLINDRICAL CASE IN SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS

 

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A pretty and fashionable young woman poses for her portrait at A. V. Brown’s studio in Springfield, Massachusetts. His operating address was 380 Main Street. The unidentified subject in this photograph is wearing a fancy dress and good deal of jewelry. Take note that she is holding a cylindrical case by a handle. I have not seen such a case before and I can not determine what it holds. My first guess was that it is supposed to hold a fan but it seems too large for such a purpose. Hopefully, a visitor to the cabinet card gallery will be able to explain exactly what this case was used for. Speculation is also welcome, so feel free to comment. To view other photographs by this photographer, click on the category “Photographer: Brown (A.V.)”.

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ROSE HITCHCOCK: PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN IN SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS

The pretty woman in this cabinet card photograph is identified on the reverse of the card as Rose Hitchcock. The inscription adds that she is the daughter of Mette Clara Felton Hitchcock. Rose Hitchcock (1873-?) lived in Brimfield, Massachusetts, according to the 1880 census. Rose was the sister of George (1868-?) and Dora (1870-?), and the daughter of William Hitchcock (1812-?). William Hitchcock was a farmer. This portrait was published by A. V. Brown, whose studio was located at 380 Main Street, in Springfield, Massachusetts. To view more of this photographers images, click on the category “Photographer: Brown (A.V.)”.