This cabinet card portrait features an adorable little girl while sitting on a platform covered with fake grass. The youngster exhibits a lot of poise for a child her age. Note her lace collar and the multitude of buttons on her jacket. She is holding her bonnet on her lap. The photographer of this image is Frank W. Cole (1857-1912) who operated a studio in Reading, Pennsylvania. Cole was born in Bethlehem, Pa. and learned photography there. He came to Reading in 1883 and opened a photography studio at the address printed at the bottom of this cabinet card. He closed the studio in 1885 and went to work for another photographer (Saylor). According to the information aforementioned, this photograph was taken between 1883 and 1885. A Christmas/New Year’s message on the reverse of the photograph (see below) reveals that this charming girl’s name is Emily.

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