A nicely dressed and beautiful young woman poses for her portrait at the Werner Art Gallery. A. L. Werner operated his studio out of 101-103 Genesee Street in Buffalo, New York. The woman is identified on the reverse of the photograph as “Aunt Christine”. She appears to be very fashionable but her millinery taste is somewhat suspect. By today’s standards, her hat can best be described as ostentatious. However, her choice in headwear was likely quite stylish for her time. To view other photographs by Werner and to learn more about him, click on the category “Photographer: Werner”.
A young girl poses with her huge St. Bernard at the studio of Albert L. Werner in Buffalo, New York. The long haired young girl in her dark dress sits with her arm partially around the outstretched dog. The dog appears to be a St. Bernard. The studio backdrop is faux garden or park type setting wall. Albert L. Werner’s name is still prominent in Buffalo. The Werner Photography Building stands in the Genesee neighborhood of Buffalo. The building is considered a work of “artistic architecture”. It was constructed in 1895 and was designed by internationally prominent Buffalo architect, Richard A. Waite. Werner was a popular photographer of German descent who began operating a photographic studio in 1890, He relocated his business into the Werner Building in 1896. Some historians believe that the building may have been designed with him and his business in mind and the building certainly was assigned his name. Werner left the building in 1899, but his name remained on the building throughout modern times. The signage with his name was recently repainted. To view other photographs by Werner, click on the category “Photographer: Werner”.