TWO TEENAGE SISTERS READING A LETTER IN LONDON, ONTARIO, CANADA

ONTARIO FRONT An inscription on the reverse of this cabinet card indicates that one of the girls in this cabinet card photograph is named Lottie. Lottie and a second teenage girl are sharing a letter in this portrait by photographer Frank Cooper, whose studio was located in Canada (London, Ontario). The girls in this image are most likely sisters. Both are well dressed and wearing flowers.The photographer, Frank Cooper, was born in London in 1845 and was of Irish descent. He started his photography business at age 21. In 1878 he married Emily Riddle of St. Catherines, Ontario. Frank Cooper’s brother (John) was also operated a photography studio in London. Franks business operated from 1868 until 1909 while John ran his studio between 1857 and 1890. Frank Cooper died in San Diego, California but is buried in Woodland Cemetery in London. The photograph below is a portrait of Frank Cooper that was found online in the London Public Library Image Gallery. To view more photographs by Cooper, click on the category “Photographer: Cooper”. LonPL002405222-1

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A RELIGIOUS MAN ASKS “DOST THOU BELIEVE IN THE SON OF GOD?”

RELIGIOUS MAN_0008This cabinet card portrait features a religious man and a poster board with a religious message.  By all appearances, it seems that he is fervent preacher of his religious beliefs. He was photographed by the Cooper & Sanders studio in London, Ontario, Canada. The gentleman has a bushy beard. On the reverse of this image is a note that indicate the photograph was taken in 1905. In addition, the name “Bertha” or possibly “Butha” is written on the back of the cabinet card. Cooper & Sanders were in business in London, Ontario between 1896 and 1909. To view other photographs by Cooper and to learn more about him, click on the category “Photographer: Cooper”.

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