THE CUTEST LITTLE GIRL IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

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This cabinet card portrait features the cutest little girl in Chicago, Illinois. She was photographed by the Siegel Cooper gallery which was located in one of Chicago’s major department stores, not coincidentally named Siegel Cooper. The young girl in this photograph is beautifully dressed from head to toe. Her bonnet is strategically placed to show her lovely curls and her pretty and expressive face. She holds a small bouquet of flowers and appears a bit intimidated by the milieu of the photography studio. Note the reverse of this photograph seen below because this is your opportunity to see a ghost. Well maybe not a ghost but a ghost image for sure. I am guessing that the image formed by being pressed tightly against the front of another cabinet card creating the ghost like image. However, photography historians have written that some photographers purposely created ghost images for their clients. Why? Sometimes they were asked to, and sometimes they had their own nefarious reasons. The Cabinet Card Gallery has a number of photographs by this gallery. To learn more about the photographer and to view more of the gallery’s photographs, click on the category “Photographer Siegel Cooper Company”.

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SCHOLARLY YOUNG MAN IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

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A well dressed scholarly looking young man poses for his portrait at the Siegel Cooper studio in Chicago, Illinois. The man is wearing a thin bow tie and a surplus of pins. He has a pin on the lapel of his jacket and a larger pin on the lapel of his vest. He is also sporting a pocket watch. Also take note of his wire rim glasses. The studio that produced this photograph was located in the Siegel Cooper department store. The cabinet card gallery has developed a nice collection of images from this studio. To view these images, click on the category “Photographer: Siegel Cooper”.

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FAMILY FINDS SALVATION IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – SALVATION ARMY CABINET CARD

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This family portrait is a bit unusual because mom and dad are both wearing Salvation Army uniforms and Salvation Army pins on their collars. The two older children are wearing identical outfits that may be Salvation Army issued. This attractive family appears to be in a good mood as they pose for their photograph at the Siegel Cooper Department Store in Chicago, Illinois. To view other photographs by this gallery, click on the category “Photographer: Siegel Cooper and Company”. To peruse other Salvation Army related images, click on the category “Salvation Army”.

WASP WAISTED WOMAN WEARING WONDERFUL HAT IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

This cabinet card features a fashionable woman wearing an  interesting, but not necessarily attractive hat. She is very thin waisted, thanks to a corset. The photographer is Siegel Cooper and Company of  Chicago, Illinois. Siegel Cooper was a major department store in Chicago. Click on category “Photographer: Siegel Cooper” to see other photographs by this studio.

SWEET BABY GIRL IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

This cabinet card photograph is a portrait of a very sweet and adorable little girl posing in the studio of Siegel Cooper in Chicago Illinois. She appears a bit fearful but at the same time she appears to be interested in what is happening around her.  She is perched on a wicker chair. Check out the category of “Photographer: Siegel Cooper” to see other photographs by this studio.

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