This cabinet card portrait features a pretty young lady named “May Sigler”. Her name is inscribed on the reverse of the photograph. She appears to be in her teen years. She is wearing a nice looking hair band, and a lace collar, bib and sleeves. She apparently favors jewelry which is evident by her bracelet and collar pin. The photographer of this image is the Lindner studio which was located in South Chicago, Illinois. Charles W. Lindner is listed in an online compendium of Chicago photographers as operating in that city between 1890 and 1899. The 1900 US census reveals that there was a May Sigler living in the Chicago’s Cook County (Lyons). The census was issued no more than a decade after this photograph was taken. At the time of the census, Miss Sigler was twenty eight years old and living with her parents, two sisters and  niece. May was working as a bookkeeper. The May Sigler found in the census is likely the subject of this photograph.

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