PORTRAIT OF FIVE UNIFORMED POLICE OFFICERS IN SOMERSWORTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE

This vintage photograph features five uniformed police officers posing for their portrait in Somersworth, New Hampshire. These lawmen appear very serious judging by their expressions. Mustaches must have been in vogue considering that only one of the five men is without one. The photographer of this image was Burton Etter. He was born in 1863 in Nova Scotia, Canada. He became a naturalized US citizen in 1881. He married Helen M Mason in 1892. It was his second marriage. His first marriage (1885-1891) ended in divorce. In an 1886 business directory he is listed as an employee in a boot factory. At least by 1892 he was working as a photographer in Dover, New Hampshire. His name appears in Dover directories as a proprietor of a photography studio through 1909. After that time, he moved to San Francisco where he worked as a photographer at least until 1930. He was still alive at the time of the 1940 US census. Photographer guides indicate that Etter had other studios besides the ones in Dover and Somersworth. This is a terrific occupational/police photograph.

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TWO MEN IN UNIFORM IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI (FEMALE PHOTOGRAPHER)

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Two uniformed men strike an affectionate pose for a studio photographer in Kansas City, Missouri. Magnifying the photograph did not help definitively determine if the men were railroad conductors, firemen, police officers, or some other uniformed occupation. The photographer of this image is the Driffill studio. Mrs. Kittie Driffill operated a photography studio at 615 West 6th Street, in Kansas City. City business directories confirm that she had a studio in Kansas City between at least 1887 and 1910. According to the 1900 United States Census, Kittie worked the business with her son Edward Mack. In 1907 she worked with her husband Thomas Driffill.. Kittie Driffill also used the first name of Katherine.

YOUNG FIREMAN IN CROOKSTON, MINNESOTA

A young uniformed fire fighter poses for his portrait at the studio of P. E. Lynne, in Crookston, Minnesota. The fireman is wearing the insignia of his fire department on his cap and on his shirt. “CFD” likely is an abbreviation for the Crookston Fire Department. The fireman’s badge shows an eagle and a  fire wagon.

FIREMAN IN RED BUD, ILLINOIS

A uniformed fireman poses for his portrait at an unidentified photographic studio. He is a dashing young man and he appears to proudly wear the buckle which identifies him as one of Red Bud’s “bravest”. The town of Red Bud is located in Illinois. To see other images of firemen, click on Cabinet Card Gallery’s category of “Firemen and Policemen”.

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HANDSOME FIREMAN IN MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA

A handsome young fireman poses for his portrait at the photo studio of Miller, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The neatly groomed fireman is wearing his dress uniform and his badge identifies him as fireman #245 in his department. To view other cabinet card photographs of fireman; click on the Cabinet Card Gallery category, “Firemen and Policemen”.

FOUR UNIFORMED FIREMEN IN DUNDEE,ILLINOIS

This cabinet card features four uniformed firemen who are members of the fire department’s chemical brigade (#1). The fire fighter on the extreme right is holding a metal hose nozzle and his uniform indicates that he is a foreman of the brigade. The fireman on the far left sideis wearing a corsage and holding a cigar. A backstamp on this cabinet card indicates that the photographer is J.P.Kildahl of Dundee, Illinois. To view other photographs of firemen, click the Cabinet Card Gallery’s category of “Firemen and Policemen”.

 

FIREMAN IN POMEROY, OHIO

This terrific cabinet card features a uniformed fireman wearing insignia on his chest and belt that indicates he was likely a member of the first brigade of his department. The photographer is Ernest F. Feiger (1832-1900) of Pomereoy, Ohio. He was a portrait and landscape photographer active in Pomeroy between 1860 and 1891. Feiger was a native of Pennsylvania. His son, Harry E. Feiger,  joined the studio by 1887.

FEIGER AND SON  POMEROY OHIO      FIRST BRIGADE?

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FIREMAN IN BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT

A fireman poses for his photograph at the studio of Montignani of Bridgeport, Connecticut. The fireman’s cap has a badge with the insignia of “50”. He is holding a pair of gloves. The location of Montignani’s studio is listed on the bottom of the card as being “over Pequonock Bank”. The bank was loctated at 304 Main Street. An interesting irrelevant fact is that circus man, P. T. Barnum,  was once President of the Pequonock Bank. The photographer is Frank M. Montignani. An 1888 photography journal praises Montignani as taking some of the most “perfect” photographs of Barnum’s circus processions. An 1892 photography journal advertises Montignani’s photographic studio for sale.

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FIREMAN IN NEWARK, NEW JERSEY

This cabinet card features a fireman, or possibly a policeman, posing for his portrait in the studio of F. L. Huff, in Newark, New Jersey. Huff’s studio was located at 707 & 839 Broad Street in Newark. Huff was a native “Jerseyman” and established his photographic studio in 1870.

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UNIFORMED FIREMAN IN PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE

This photograph is a portrait of a uniformed fireman. The photograph is by L. V. Newell & Co. in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Research discloses that Newell began his work as a photographer in Concord, New Hampshire in 1856.  Six months later he moved to Portsmouth. He was one of 13 children of a prominent farmer. Newell is mentioned in his role as an event photographer,  in an 1893 publication of the Grand Army of the Republic (Portsmouth Chapter). The cabinet card gallery has two other portraits of Portsmouth, New Hampshire firemen which can be viewed by clicking on the category “Firemen and Policemen”.