This cabinet card portrait features a young girl, attractively dressed posing for her photograph at the Garns & Company studio in Camden, New Jersey. She is wearing beautiful lace and a ring. Most notable are her hypnotizing eyes. She gives the appearance of having a lot of knowledge despite her youth. The girl’s name is inscribed on the reverse of the photograph. The inscription states “Helen Mae Jones, Marlton, New Jersey”. The photographer of this terrific portrait was Henry D. Garns. He began his photography career around 1860. After four years of being a photographer in the US Navy and operating Philadelphia studios, he became partners with Herman Henrici who also worked as a hat dealer (1874-1876). Garns then joined H. L. Wardle in a photography gallery partnership from 1877 through 1890. They opened the studio that produced this photograph in 1889.

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  1. This young girl is the personification of “Serenity.” The graceful posing of her hands is particularly fine. Thanks for continuing to post such outstanding images!

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