This cabinet card features an adorable little girl wearing a little white dress with lace on the hem and sleeves. She is posed next to a big hat and is holding one of the hat’s ribbons. This little girl looks like a doll. She is looking right at the photographer but is displaying a great deal of suspicion.This portrait was taken at the studio of J. T. Hicks which was located in Liberty, Missouri. Jacob T. Hicks (1840-1924) was the first professional photographer in Clay and Ray Counties (Missouri). He retired in 1912. The reverse of this cabinet card has an inscription identifying the little girl in this image as “Bessie Dougherty” who was “Liz’s mother”. Research revealed little about the life of little Bessie. She was born in 1882 and she was listed in the school yearbook as a student at the American Mozart Academy in Liberty. The school’s yearbook was called Liberty Ladies College. Check out the portrait of J. T. Hicks and the image of his gravestone found below.   (SOLD)



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