PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG CHILD IN BIDDEFORD, MAINE

 

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This cabinet card photograph features a portrait of a young child wearing a lace gown. The child appears to be sitting unassisted in a large chair although it is possible the he/she is being held there by some device. The child is cute and is looking at the photographer but appears bored. The photograph was taken by the Miller Photo Company of Biddeford, Maine. The advertising on the reverse of the image indicates that the main gallery of the firm was located in Birmingham, Connecticut (see below). The advertising also includes a drawing of the Birmingham gallery. Note the storefront and the framed pictures displayed in the store’s windows. To view more images by William Miller and to learn more about him, click on the category “Photographer: Miller”.

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PRETTY LITTLE GIRL DRESSED FOR WINTER IN DOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE

A young girl wearing a winter coat and winter hat poses for her photograph at Miller’s Photo Company in Dover, New Hampshire. She is wearing a striped coat with big buttons and has a large fur muff to warm her hands. Judging by my observation of many cabinet cards, the striped coat is not typical winter wear for the era. The large stripes on the coat makes it look like prison garb. Note the fake snow in the background of this image.  The reverse of the photograph has a printed advertisement that indicates that photographer Miller’s main gallery was located in Birmingham, Connecticut. The likely photographer of this cabinet card was William E. Miller. Miller had a number of studios located in Connecticut. His gallery locations included the towns of Ansonia, Birmingham, Derby and Shelton. Miller is credited with taking some of the photographs for a book entitled The History of the Old Town of Derby, Connecticut 1642-1880 (1880). To view other images by this photographer, click on the category “Photographer: Miller”.

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