AN EDUCATED MAN IN SARATOGA, NEW YORK

SARATOGA BEARD_0001The gentleman in this cabinet card portrait gives the appearance of an educated man. His long beard and wonderful spectacles contribute to his intellectual look. For an undisclosed reason, the previous owner of this photograph believed that the subject was a teacher at Smith College. The Record and Epler studio of Saratoga, New York, produced this image. To view other photographs by Record and Epler, click on the category, “Photographer: Record & Epler”.

PORTRAIT OF A JOCKEY WEARING HIS COLORS IN SARATOGA, NEW YORK

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This cabinet card is a portrait of a horse racing jockey wearing his colors. The photograph was taken by the Record & Epler studio in Saratoga, New York.  According to the printing on the reverse of the photograph, the studio was located on the corner of Broadway and Phila Street. To view other photographs by this studio, click on category “Photogapher: Record & Epler”.  Saratoga is a resort and horse racing town. The Saratoga Race Course is a Thoroughbred horse racing track in Saratoga Springs. The track opened in 1863.

Black Woman in Saratoga, New York

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This is a terrific photograph of a young black woman taken by the studio of Record & Epler in Saratoga, New York.  Quality Cabinet card photographs of blacks are not easily found because there were not many produced at that time  in history. The Record & Epler studio is well known for their many stereographs and photographs of the grand hotels of Saratoga. It is also noted that the studio took a number of photographs of the Black employees of these hotels. To view other photographs from this studio, click on category “Photographer: Record & Epler”. This attractive woman is very nicely dressed and coiffed. Her face is very expressive. Judging by her facial expression, how do you think she is feeling as she sits for this wonderful photograph? Your comments are welcome.