wedding minn

This wedding portrait was produced by the Fairbanks studio in Austin, Minnesota. The bride is wearing a beautiful dress and veil. The groom is a handsome and  wearing a fancy suit with a white bow tie. The wedding couple are wearing flowers galore. The photographer of this image is likely one of the Fairbanks brothers. In 1891,Henry Durant Fairbanks started a photography studio in Austin. He was joined by his brother, Guy L. Fairbanks in 1894. Henry Fairbanks appears in the US census (1900, 1910, and 1920). The census reveals that he was born in Vermont circa 1870. At the time of the three censuses he was married to Katie Fairbanks and was working as a photographer.


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  1. Your descriptions are fantastic. Where can we find out more about the photo studios that are mentioned? I have hundreds of cabinet photos and knowing more about the studio that took them will help me properly date the pictures.

    • Thank you for the compliment. You can research photographers by googling their name and location, checking census data, checking city directories, internet searches of books, and by contacting historical societies that cover the home town or home city of the photographers. Practice your internet searches and by improving your keywords you will become significantly more productive. Good luck and if you have any further questions feel free to contact me.

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