MEMORIAL CARD FOR A YOUNG MAN IN MARION, IOWA

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This cabinet card is a memorial card produced by the Elliott studio in Marion, Iowa. The young man in this photograph had passed away and this image served as a remembrance for his family and friends. To view other photographs by this photographer, click on the category “Photographer: Elliott”.

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Published in: on August 8, 2015 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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YOUNG WOMAN WITH HER HEAD IN THE CLOUDS IN BELLEVUE, IOWA

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A young woman has her head in the clouds in this Bellevue, Iowa portrait. The photographic effect was created by photographer M. J. Streuser in his Front Street studio. On a sad note, it is likely that this portrait is actually a memorial cabinet card. My hypothesis is that the photographer used the effect to create a heavenly image of the woman.  To view other memorial cards, click on the category “Memorial Card”.

Published in: on April 28, 2013 at 7:30 pm  Comments (2)  
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MEMORIAL CARD FOR OLE JOHNSON (1808-1902)

When Ole Johnson passed away at ninety-four years of age, it is likely that his family commissioned a photographer to produce this memorial cabinet card. Due to the commonality of the name Ole Johnson (especially in the North Central states where many Scandanvians settled) , research yielded no biographical information about the Mr. Johnson pictured in this photograph. To view other Remembrance cabinet cards, click on the category “Memorial Card”.

Published in: on December 24, 2011 at 12:01 am  Leave a Comment  
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MEMORIAL CARD BY MOSHER OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

This cabinet card served as a memorial to the gentleman pictured in the image. The photograph was taken by the Mosher Gallery of Chicago, Illinois. The cabinet card is dated 1891. This cabinet card is particularly interesting because the Brisbois International Memorial Portrait Company is also listed as producing the photograph.  Research revealed no information about the Brisbois Company. Was Brisbois a subsidiary of Mosher’s gallery?  Printed on the center bottom of the card, is an advertisement stating that the Memorial Portraits could be purchased at the cost of five dollars per dozen. It seems rather unseemly that the studio would put prices on the front of actual Memorial Cards purchased by grieving families. It is possible that this cabinet card was used as a sample to help sell Memorial Portraits to customers. Mosher was a well known and talented photographer. To learn more about him, click on the category “Photographer: Mosher”.

Published in: on October 3, 2011 at 12:01 am  Comments (3)  
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GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: MEMORIAL CABINET CARD (1918)

This memorial cabinet card was published in loving memory of James Baker Foster (age 26) and his sister, Mary Aurora Foster (age 20). They both died in 1918, less than two months apart. The publisher of the card was H. F. Wendell, of Leipsie, Ohio.

Published in: on April 30, 2010 at 12:01 am  Comments (3)  
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