A young woman wearing wire rimmed glasses is the subject of this portrait by C. Sorensen. Sorensen operated a studio in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The woman in this portrait appears prim and proper. She exudes a certain conservatism. Her hairstyle is quite unique. She has piled much of her hair just above her forehead. The reverse of the cabinet card has an inscription that states “Anna Hubbard …From Belle P.”. Presumably, this woman in this photograph is “Belle P.”. Preliminary research was unsuccessful in uncovering information about either Anna or Belle. The cabinet card gallery has other photographs by C. Sorensen and to view them, click on the category “Photographer: Sorensen”.
This cabinet card is a portrait of a man, reminiscent of Svengali, and a woman who appears as if she is under an evil hypnotic trance. This photograph is surreal. The lighting makes the man look as if his head is aglow and the woman being positioned close behind the man is quite unusual. The photographer is Sorensen who operated a studio in Cedar Falls, Iowa in 1880 and then again in 1895 through 1896. To view other photographs by Sorensen, click on the category “Photographer: Sorensen”.