PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN AND AN OPEN BOOK

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A pretty young woman poses for her portrait at the Rabineau Studio in Albany, New York. The young lady appears to be a teenager. She is well dressed and her wardrobe includes a lace scarf and lace cuffs on her sleeves. She is also wearing a collar pin. She is posed next to an open book and uses her fingers to hold her page. To learn more about the photographer (Charles S. Rabineau)  and to view more of his images, click on the category “Photographer: Rabineau”.

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LITTLE GIRL AT THE GATE IN ALBANY, NEW YORK

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A little girl stands at a gate in this cabinet card portrait by Wendover & Son. The child’s hair is styled with curls and she is wearing a necklace with a locket. To learn more about this photographer and to view more of his photographs, click on the category “Photographer: Wendover”.

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CUTE SIBLINGS IN BROWNSVILLE, OREGON

OREGON KIDS_0001Two adorable young children pose for their photographic portrait at the Winter studio in Brownsville, Oregon. The little boy is wearing knickers and the little girl wears curls. The photographer of this image is John A. Winter (1831-?). He was born in Ohio of Ohioan parents. He was active as a photographer in a number of Oregon cities including Eugene, Albany, and Jefferson. He was in business in Brownsville during the 1890’s. Winter owned a sheep ranch near Brownsville that totaled over 900 acres of land. From 1888 until 1900, he was the official photographer of Oregon State University. To learn more about John Winter, click on the category “Photographer: Winter”.

INTENSE WOMAN IN ALBANY, NEW YORK

This cabinet card portrait captures the profile of a well coiffed woman posing at the studio of Aaron Veeder, located at 32 North Pearl Street in Albany, New York. Veeder did an excellent job of using lighting in creating this photograph of  this fashionable lady. Aaron Veeder was a native of Albany and according to the Bicentennial History of Albany (1886), he devoted himself to landscape photography until 1881 when he developed a specialty in portrait photography.

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ATTRACTIVE YOUNG COUPLE IN EUGENE, OREGON

An attractive young couple pose for their portrait at the Winter studio in Eugene, Oregon. The gentleman is wearing a jacket and bow tie. The woman is wearing a dress with a high collar and has a flower pinned rather low on the front of her outfit. The photographer, John A. Winter was born in Ohio sometime around 1831. He was active in the photography business in Eugene between 1864 and 1869, and again between 1873 and 1900. During his career he also operated photography businesses in Albany, Brownsville, and Jefferson; all towns in Oregon.In 1864 he advertised that he intended to “devote his whole time to making pictures”. In 1865 he began his career operating photographic studios. A number of times during his career he was plagued with poor health. At one point he owned a sheep ranch in addition to a photography studio. Winter employed the bartering system in his business. One of his ads promises to trade portrait taking for firewood. From 1888 to 1900, Winter was the photographer of Oregon State University. Winter’s son, Clarence L. Winter was a photographer in Eugene between 1891 and 1906. However, a letter from C. L. Winter appears in the Photographic Times (1887) indicating that he likely began working in Eugene earlier than the aforementioned date. It is not clear whether John A. Winter or Clarence L. Winter is the photographer who produced the picture of this lovely couple. To view other photographs by Winter, click on the category “Photographer: Winter”.

TWO FRIENDLY GUYS IN ALBANY, NEW YORK

    Two men pose together  at the Clark studio in Albany. It is not clear which state Albany is located in, but the most likely answer is New York.  L. Wilson Clark was a photographer in Albany, New York. He may be the photographer that produced this cabinet card. The two fellows in this image seem to be well acquainted. The man on the right has a big smile, while the gentleman on the left, seems rather uncomfortable with his friend’s intimacy.  The men are wearing suits with neckties and wonderful hats. Their clothing does not seem to be of the finest quality.

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HANDSOME MAN WITH THICK MUSTACHE IN ALBANY, NEW YORK

This cabinet card portrait captures a handsome man with a terrific thick mustache.  He is dressed impeccably. The photographer is Sterry and his studio was located at 520 & 522 Broadway, in Albany, New York. To view other interesting mustaches, click on Cabinet Card Gallery’s category “Mustaches (Only the Best). Edwin S. Sterry (1842-1900) was the successor to Mcdonald & Sterry, also located in Albany. Sterry was considered the principal photographer in Albany for 27 years, according to the journal “The Photogram (1894)”. The journal describes Sterry as the equivalent of a European court photographer. It is reported that he was patronized by all levels of politicians from both parties. It is also asserted that his photograph of the judges of the Court of Appeals generated fifteen thousand dollars in sales.

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WOMAN IN THE LIGHT, PHOTOGRAPHED IN ALBANY, NEW YORK

This cabinet card features a young woman posing for her photograph  at the studio of Charles S. Rabineau of Albany, New York. The woman is wearing earrings and an interesting necklace. The necklace chain appears to be cloth and it is holding, what appears to be, a coin. The woman appears to have  grey hair but this may actually be the result of photographic or development error. Rabineau did an interesting job of utilizing light in this cabinet card. He was a pioneer Albany photographer, and when he died at age 73 in 1916, he had been a photographer for over 50 years. To see other photographs by Rabineau, click on the category “Photographers: Rabineau”.

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Handsome African American Gentleman

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This well dressed and handsome African American young man smiles for the camera at the studio of B F Ogden and Sons. Mr Ogden appears to be quite the entrepreneur with three studios in Massachusetts (Springfield, Holyoke and Pittsfield) and two studios in New York (Albany and Troy).

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Black Gentleman in Albany, New York

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The subject of this Cabinet card is a dapper young black gentleman photographed by Wendover of Albany, New York.  Judging by his formal attire, he appears to be well-to-do and is sporting a pocket watch and cuff links. To view other images by this photographer, click on the category “Photographer: Wendover”.