ADORABLE LITTLE BOY WEARING A SAILOR SUIT (PHOTOGRAPH BY W. AND D. DOWNEY)

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A little boy wearing a sailor suit poses for his portrait in London, England. The boy is adorable and he is posed beautifully sitting on a faux rock with his arms folded against his chest. He is wearing a straw hat and a terrific grin. The photographer is the W & D Downey studio. This studio was well known and highly respected in England. They advertised themselves as photographers specially appointed to photograph the imperial and royal families of Europe. To view other photographs by this studio, click on the category “Photographer: Downey”.

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Published in: on March 21, 2014 at 12:10 pm  Leave a Comment  
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AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT OF TWO YOUNG SISTERS IN CENTRALIA, ILLINOIS

 

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This cabinet card photograph, by the Evans and Balsinger studio, does an excellent job of capturing the love between two adorable sisters. The older sister has an expression of apprehension. She does not seem to be thrilled about having her picture taken. The previous owner of this image asserted that the two subjects in this image are of Hispanic origin. That appears to be just a guess on his part although these girls do appear to be “ethnic”. The Pallet seen next to Evans and Balsiger’s name indicates that the photograph was produced in 1890. Advertising on the reverse of the cabinet card indicates that their studio was located on the Tompkin’s Block in Centralia, Illinois.

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THREE CUTE KIDS AND A STRING IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

Three adorable kids wearing doilies (just kidding) around their neck pose for their portrait at the Williams & Norton studio in San Francisco. The studio was located at 914 Market Street. The child in the middle is holding a walking stick with a string. All three kids are sitting on a pile of hay. It is likely that the children are siblings. W. I. Williams was partners with Norton between 1885 and 1886.

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THREE CUTE SIBLINGS IN RED OAK IOWA

3KIDSIOWA_0003Three attractive children, presumably siblings, pose for their portrait at the studio of Hollopeter in Red Oak, Iowa. The children are very nicely dressed and beautifully posed.

Published in: on July 24, 2009 at 2:58 am  Leave a Comment  
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Adorable Siblings in Beuthen, Germany

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These two siblings are just adorable as they pose in the Germania Studio in Beuthen, Germany.  Unlike many children seen in Cabinet Cards, these kids appear very relaxed and in good humor. The boy is cute in his sailor suit and the girl is holding a toy ball. The city of Beuthen is now called Bytom and is in southern Poland. Beuthen became part of Prussia in 1742 and part of the German empire in 1871.  Beuthen was transferred to Poland in 1945.

Published in: on January 26, 2009 at 12:22 am  Leave a Comment  
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