This cabinet card portrait features an adorable baby standing on a chair. The baby is wearing a ring with an attached bracelet. The child looks a bit fearful as she poses at the Chase gallery. The photo studio had three locations, all in Ohio. There were galleries in Newark, Granville, and Thornville. The advertising on the front of the photograph indicates that the photograph was taken in 1893. The reverse of the photograph has an inscription which is difficult to read (see image below). The child’s first name is clearly Ray. Research suggests that the baby is Ray Mc Slyer who was born in Ohio in 1892. Frank Chase (1863-1941) worked as a photographer in Cleveland, Ohio in 1884 and then in Newark between 1885 and a least 1905. He worked in Newark with his father, George W. Chase (1839-1925) except in the mid 1890’s when he operated a studio in nearby Granville.

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