PORTRAIT OF A WELL DRESSED SERIOUS OLDER WOMAN IN CAMDEN, MAINE

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This vintage photograph features a portrait of a striking well dressed older woman. She is wearing a fancy dress, a boa, and leather gloves. She is also wearing jewelry including a necklace, watch, and earrings. Note her pretty, but very busy, hat. The woman is also wearing a very serious expression. She does not seem to be having a lot of fun having her portrait taken The photographer of this image is William V. Lane (1849-1903). He operated a studio in Camden, Maine.  He came to Camden and opened his gallery in 1883. He also had a branch gallery in Vinalhaven, Maine.  He resided in Camden for 15 years; and then moved to Boston, Massachusetts. While in Camden, Lane was the Chairman of the Board of Assessors and in that capacity, he promoted a new opera house in town.  He also served as the President of the Business Men’s Association and had a one year stint as Road Commissioner. To view other images by William Lane, click on the category “Photographer: Lane”.  This vintage photograph measures 5″ x 7″.

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PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG GIRL WITH HYPNOTIZING EYES IN CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY

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This cabinet card portrait features a young girl, attractively dressed posing for her photograph at the Garns & Company studio in Camden, New Jersey. She is wearing beautiful lace and a ring. Most notable are her hypnotizing eyes. She gives the appearance of having a lot of knowledge despite her youth. The girl’s name is inscribed on the reverse of the photograph. The inscription states “Helen Mae Jones, Marlton, New Jersey”. The photographer of this terrific portrait was Henry D. Garns. He began his photography career around 1860. After four years of being a photographer in the US Navy and operating Philadelphia studios, he became partners with Herman Henrici who also worked as a hat dealer (1874-1876). Garns then joined H. L. Wardle in a photography gallery partnership from 1877 through 1890. They opened the studio that produced this photograph in 1889.

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LOVELY COUPLE IN CAMDEN, MAINE

A wasp waisted woman and a mustachioed man pose for their portrait at the studio of William V. Lane, in Camden, Maine.  The woman is clearly wearing a corset. The photographer, Lane (1849-1903) came to Camden and opened his gallery in 1883. He also had a branch gallery in Vinalhaven, Maine.  He stayed in Camden for 15 years; and then moved to Boston, Massachusetts. While in Camden, Lane was the Chairman of the Board of Assessors and in that capacity, he promoted a new opera house in town.  Lane also served as the President of the Business Men’s Association and had a one year stint as Road Commissioner. To view other images by William Lane, click on the category “Photographer: Lane”.

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