BIG HAT_0002

This cabinet card portrait features a young girl wearing a big hat. She is very cute. She is also wearing a big bow. The portrait of this child was taken at the studio of A. Hinkel & Son in Warrensburg, Missouri. Inscribed on the verso of this photograph is the girls name and age, “Bessie Strodes Aged 9 years”. Preliminary research did not find find much information about little Miss Strodes. The 1910 US census listed a Bessie Strodes that resided in Kansas, Missouri (58 miles from Warrensburg). She was born in 1894 and at the time of the census was a sixteen year-old lodger working as a saleslady in a drug store.No information was located concerning the photographer, A. Hinkel.
ADDENDUM: A blog ( focusing on the history of Warrensburg is using this photograph and did further research on Hinkel. The blog reports that the photographer of this cabinet card was Adam Hinkel, who was born in Germany in 1833. He immigrated to the United States in 1852 and married Christiana Schaefer (1833-1899). Hinkel died in Warrensburg in 1901.

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  1. Fabulous photo!

    • The photographer was Adam Hinkel, born 20 July 1833 in Germany. He arrived in the United States on 8 May 1852. He was married to Christiana Schaefer (1833-1899). The son was Henry F. Hinkel, born circa 1868 in Missouri. Adam Hinkel passed away in Warrensburg on 8 February 1901.

  2. Lydia Brant and Family (Cabinet Card by A. Hinkel & Son, Warrensburg, Missouri)

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