PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY WOMAN IN ST. FIDEN, SWITZERLAND (PHOTOGRAPHER: TAESCHLER BROTHERS)

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This cabinet card portrait features a pretty long haired woman flashing a nice smile. An early seventies song espoused that if you go to San Francisco, be sure to wear flowers in your hair. The subject of this photograph was not in San Francisco but instead in either St. Fiden or St. Gallen, Switzerland at Taeschler Brothers studio. The Taeschler’s were a family of photographers that dominated the photography business in their region for more than 60 years. The photographers spanned at least three generations. The founder of the firm was Johann Baptist Taeschler (1805-1866) and he began working with daguerreotypes during the most early days of photography. The firm won medals from around the world illustrated by the list printed  on the reverse of the cabinet card.

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Published in: on March 24, 2015 at 12:00 pm  Comments (4)  
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