JENNIE ELHORN_0003This cabinet card was produced by New York City photographer Marc Gambier and features stage actress Miss Jennie Elhorn? (Elkorn?, Elborn?). Initial research revealed no information about actresses with any of these three names. It is only an assumption that the subject of this photograph is an actress. The notion that she is a theatrical performer was derived from the “look” of the image and the fact that Gambier was known for his stage actress photographs.  To view other photographs by Gambier, and to learn more about him, click on the category “Photographer: Gambier”.

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  1. I too think figure that she was an actress/chorus girl. Back then, for a woman, that was one notch above being a prostitute. She is wearing makeup and showing her legs (though with stockings; I’m guessing that stockings deem this merely risqué/racy and prevent this from being outright pornographic by 19th century standards.

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