FASHIONABLE LADY IN HAVERHILL, MASSACHUSETTS

This cabinet card features a side view portrait of nicely dressed woman in Haverhill, Massachusetts. The photographer is Dexter B. Vickery. He was born in 1840 and was the son of a farmer. By the time he was nineteen years old he had become a daguerreon artist in Lowell, Massachusetts. At the time of the 1870 US census, he was working in Haverhill and married to Julia Vickery. He is also listed in the 1880 US census as a photographer. The 1869 Haverhill directory lists Vickery’s studio as being located at 37 Merrimack Street.

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HANDSOME GENTLEMAN DRESSED IN FRATERNAL UNIFORM IN HAVERHILL, MASSACHUSETTS

This cabinet card offer a clear and crisp image of a uniformed member of a fraternal organization. Hopefully, a visitor to the cabinet card gallery will be able to identify which organization the gentleman represents. The photographer of this image is Edward P. Fowler and his studio was located in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Listings of his photography business indicate that he operated at least between the years 1869 and 1880. During that time period he operated his business on Main Street and on Merrimack Street, apparently not simultaneously.

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THREE YOUNG SIBLINGS IN PHILLIPS, MAINE

This cabinet card is an image of three siblings who are identified by their first name on the reverse of the card. The oldest child is Mildred Belle (age-4) and she has bows in her hair and is quite adorable. The middle child is Ivan Donald (age-1) and his hair style can best be described as chaotic. The youngest child is Marion Florence (age-4 months). The photographer was Archie Snow McKeen (1874-?) and his studio was in Phillips, Maine.  Mckeen was a native of Phillips who as a photographer, moved locations several times. He had photographic studios in a number of Maine towns including Phillips, Rangely Lakes, Center Harbor, and Winnepesauke Lake. He also operated in both Beverly and Haverhill, Massachusetts. McKeen was a member of the Knights of Pythias and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.