This cabinet card features a pretty woman with frizzy hair. She is wearing a dress with a high collar and a long necklace. The photographer did an excellent job of capturing the woman’s facial expressiveness. The Holdmann Photo Studio produced this image. The propietor of the studio was Edward Lutzenberger and the studio had a location in both Chicago, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Printing on the reverse of the photograph indicates that this image came from the Milwaukee studio. Also on the reverse of the photograph is printed guarantee and request for feedback that could be seen on any internet auction site. Lutzenberger guarantees that photographic portraits from his studio would not fade. The statement that sounds like it could be from modern day times is “If you are pleased tell others, if not tell us.”  Lutzenberger probably purchased his studio from Charles Holdmann (1851-?).  Holdmann’s studio was located at 224 Grand Avenue in Milwaukee. The 1900 US census reveals that Edward Lutzenberger lived at his mother-in-law’s house with his wife Anna Drager Lutzenberger and their one year-old daughter Norma. Lutzenberger and his wife married in 1897. Both Edward and Anna were born in Wisconsin. Edward was of German descent. He was employed as a photographer. The 1910 US census reports that Edward and his wife and daughter remained in Milwaukee and Edward was still working as a photographer. The 1920 census lists Edward and Anna as still living in Milwaukee with their, then 20 year old daughter Norma. There was a new addition to the household. Norma had a six year old son named Edward. It seems young Edward was born when Norma was around 14 years old. Norma was employed at the time of the census as a stenographer. The 1930 and 1940 census found Edward and Anna living in Milwaukee and Edward was working for the Railroad police. Milwaukee business directories list Edward as a photographer from 1894 through 1913. He certainly may have worked as a photographer in additional years but research could not document other years.

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