This cabinet card features a portrait of a blonde woman photographed by Smith of Greenville, Pennsylvania. A remarkable feature of this card is Smith’s use of dramatic lighting to present a crisp and clear image of the woman sitting for the portrait. The photographer is likely E. C. Smith who is noted in a number of photography magazines, from the late 1890’s, as an award winning photographer from Greenvile, Pennsylvania.

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  1. Don’t know if the E C Smith is a typo, and you mean C E Smith — but this is probably by Charles E Smith (note the monogram is C E S) — another photo with his full name and an address at 102 West Main is on Flicker at http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3574/3517191838_80085e2a9f.jpg

  2. Andrew, Great detective work on your part. I think you are correct in naming the photographer as C. E. Smith but there may be a photographer named E. C. Smith also located in Greenville. An issue of Photo beacon (1897) and an issue of Wilson Photographers (1897) both mention a E. C. Smith of Greenville. It is very possible that both journals experienced typographical or fact finding errors but for now; some mystery remains.

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