TWO FASHIONABLE LADIES IN DRESDEN, GERMANY

TWOLADIESTwo beautifully dressed women pose for a photographer in Dresden, Germany. The shorter woman clings securely to the taller women. Both are wearing leather gloves. It appears that the photographer of this image is the Thiele studio though it is unclear why the name “Otto Mayer” is also listed. Perhaps a knowledgeable visitor to the cabinet card gallery can offer clarification. Printing on the reverse of this photograph also indicates that it was taken in 1882. Photographer Hugo Thiele of Dresden is cited in the British Journal of Photography (1876). He was commended for producing a wonderful portrait of a child that had been published by a German publication.  Both of the women in this image are identified on the reverse of the photograph. The subjects names are “Nellie Leavet” (from New York) and “Gretchen Von Littichau” (from Dresden). Perhaps Miss Leavet was a friend or relative visiting Miss Von Littichau in Dresden and they commissioned this photograph to commemorate the occasion.

A CONTRAST IN FASHION: TWO GENTLEMEN IN CAIRO, EGYPT

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Two men wearing ethnic clothing pose for their portrait at the Horos studio in Cairo, Egypt. Both men are holding canes and wearing similar hats. The gentleman that is standing is wearing western attire in regard to his jacket, vest and tie. His shirt has an interesting collar. The seated man is wearing traditional clothing including a long robe. Hopefully, the cabinet card gallery’s unofficial research department (comprised of knowledgeable visitors to the site) will provide information regarding the clothing worn by the subjects in this photograph.

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MOTHER, FATHER AND YOUNG DAUGHTER POSE FOR FAMILY PORTRAIT IN SUTTON, NEBRASKA

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A young family is captured in this portrait by Soderberg studio in Sutton, Nebraska. The family is well dressed. The mother is an attractive woman and her daughter is adorable. The little girl stands in front of her parents, clearly front and center in the photograph. One could hazard a guess that she was also front and center in her parents lives. Pont Sonderberg is listed by the Sutton Historical Society as one of the town’s early photographers. Langdon Road, a historical directory of photographers, asserts that Soderberg operated a studio in Sutton between 1890 and 1905. In addition, the directory states that he had previously been in business during the 1880’s as Smith & Soderberg in Marengo, Iowa.