Henry Kleilie sits for his portrait at Hoefle’s Studio in Brooklyn, New York. He doesn’t seem to be having a very good day judging by the prominent scowl seen on his face. He is well dressed and is sitting on a wicker chair. Research yielded no information about Mr. Kleilie and it is possible that I am not deciphering his name correctly from the handwriting on the reverse of the photograph. It is also possible that that the inscriber misspelled the subject’s name. I have provided a scan of the inscription which can be seen above. The Photographic Times (1904) reported the death of Mr. G. Hoefle, the photographer of this cabinet card. Hoefle died in late 1903 of “paralysis of the heart” at sixty years of age.

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  1. It could be KLEIBE. Henry would be in German HEINRICH.

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