This cabinet card portrait features a young nicely dressed woman wearing a tintype pin or brooch. The jewelry holds a photograph of a train conductor; presumably the woman’s husband or suitor. The cabinet card was photographed by Rugg, whose studio was located in Sioux City, Iowa. Research reveals little to assist in gathering information about Rugg. Investigation found that there was an artist that resided in Sioux City named Elliott I. Rugg  (1862-?).  There is a reasonable possibility that he is the photographer that produced this image. Elliott Rugg was a relative of another photographer, Arthur Rugg, who operated out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. To view photographs by Arthur Rugg, click on category “Photographer: Arthur Rugg”.

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  1. She is lovely, and that pin is special. It was most likely worn at the center of her dress and she moved it so that it would show in the photo..interesting:)

  2. A beautiful young lady.

  3. On so many cabinet cards the photographer is described as an “Artist” in a “studio.” Perhaps “photographer” wasn’t a well accepted term in the 1860’s.

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