sister and brother

This cabinet card feature a brother and sister, or possibly a husband and wife,  posing for their photograph at the Wallace Barnes Photo Company in Snohomish, Washington. They appear to be in their late teenage years. The two are well dressed and the brother/husband is holding a book or magazine on his lap. The sister/wife is wearing a collar pin and a hair ornament. The reverse of the photograph has an inscription identifying the siblings as Clara and Ed Owens. Preliminary research found no information concerning the Wallace Barnes Photo Company. A Wallace Barnes studio was unearthed, but it was located in Mobile, Alabama. The town of Snohomish was founded around 1858. It was originally known as Cadyville, and changed its name to Snohomish City in 1871. The name Snohomish comes from the name of the dominant local Native American tribe.

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  1. The word “Sister” at the top might mean that this shot of the couple could be a gift from whoever owned the card, to his or her sister. The two pictured could be either family members or unrelated friends. Guessing the truth is half the fun of looking at these remnants from the past.

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