MINISTER WEARING RELIGIOUS GARB IN MEADVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA

A minister, wearing his clerical robes and holding a prayer book, poses for his portrait at the A. R. Fowler studio in Meadville, Pennsylvania. The clergyman displays quite a stern appearance in this image. His congregation must have heard some fire and brimstone sermons from this cleric. To view other photographs by A. R. Fowler, and to learn more about him, click on the category “Photographer Fowler (A. R.).

YOUNG GIRL WITH INTERESTING BRAIDS IN MEADVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA

smallgirl_0005This Cabinet Card is a photograph of an intense looking young girl with interesting tube like braids. The photographer is A. R. Fowler of Meadville, Pennsylvania. Meadville is in northwest Pennsylvania. A historic event occurred in Meadville when a Black man tried to register his kids into public school and was turned away. He appealed the decision and the court declared the segregation law of 1854 unconstitutional and outlawed segregation in Pennsylvania in 1881. The 1880’s also found Meadville’s economy driven by iron production, agriculture and logging. To view other photographs by A. R. Fowler, click on the category “Photographer: Fowler (A. R.)