CATHOLIC CLERGYMAN PORTRAIT (BROOKLYN CATHOLIC PHOTO COMPANY)

Sarony, Falk and Mora were photographers known to specialize in photographing famous theatre personalities. Eisenmann is a photographer associated with portraits of circus and sideshow performers. A. & G. Taylor was on of several British photographers known as “Photographers to the Queen”. This cabinet card represents the work of a photographic studio that claimed “Clergymen’s Photographs a Specialty”. The reverse of this cabinet card has an elaborate back stamp of the “Brooklyn Catholic Photo. Co.”. The front of the cabinet card indicates the photographer was Robert McElligott  and that his studio was in New York City, New York. The relationship between McElligott and the Brooklyn Catholic Photo  Company is unknown, and research has not yet been fruitful in obtaining additional information. Hopefully, the vast unpaid research department of the Cabinet Card Gallery knows, or can locate relevant illuminating information about the studio and photo company listed on this cabinet card.  This cabinet card  image presents a portrait featuring a priest in his religious garb. Perhaps  the subject is not a priest but instead someone who holds another type of religious role in the church?

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  1. The clegyman in this photograph is very young in appearance. Given his dress, and the fact that he is wearing a mozetta (cape over his shoulders) with a pectoral cross, he is very likely a young bishop and possibly this photography may have been taken around the time of his episcopal ordination, either shortly before or after. Some research with the Catholic Archdiocese of New York may be fruitful.


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