This cabinet portrait captures a pretty young woman with wonderful deep dark eyes. The photographer is A. E. Hotchkiss ( c 1846-1907) of Norwich, New York. Alston E. Hotchkiss cane to Norwich in 1872 at the age of twenty-six. He ran the most popular photo gallery in town and it is reported that he took on the persona of an artistic and cultured gentleman. His wife played a major role in his running the studio and at one point, he employed at least twenty workers. To view other photographs by Hotchkiss, click on the category “Photographer: Hotchkiss”.

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  1. I have a few people in the 1880’s that had pictures taken at this studio in my family that I know of. I was wondering if anyone knows what happened to the studios negatives. I’m sure they are probably long gone by now.

  2. I frequently see these photos for sale on eBay.

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