Unlike a lot of children photographed during and soon after the cabinet card era, this child is showing some emotion. It’s exciting to be able to stand on a chair and have parental  permission to do so. The child looks adorable in his/her plaid outfit. Note the pretty wicker chair. The Nast studio captured this somewhat unfocussed but lovely portrait.

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  1. Darling child! Always sad when photos leave a family and end up as unidentified sitters, alas . . .

  2. Haircut suggests that this is a boy despite wearing a skirt. Skirt is probably a kilt which is a masculine garment. And in earlier times little boys did wear skirts for their first few years. I have a photo from the early 1900s of my father as a child wearing a skirt.

  3. I have two cabinet photos by Nast studio in Denver, Colorado as well. They are of Douglas F. Jarmuth and John Albert Jarmuth as children. They were sent to my great grandmother Mary Jarmuth in Ontario, Canada.

  4. I have one I believe by this photographer of a woman partial profile. I actually have large collection that was left to me.

    • Hello Katherine, do you have any cabinet cards by Jarmuth of Chicago? If so, I’d love to see them.

      • I am currently working on getting them all together and I know I don’t have all of them found from at my grandmother’s yet bc this collection is bigger than what I havr

  5. If you haven’t already seen it, you may want to check out the cabinet card portrait taken by Chicago’s O C Jarmuth that can be found in the Cabinet Card Gallery. The subjects are a little girl and her father.
    Just put the word Jarmuth in the search box.

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