PORTRAIT OF A BESPECTALED WOMAN WEARING A FINE HAT IN LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS

This cabinet card portrait features a well dressed woman wearing a spectacular hat and spectacles. Her glasses are modern versus old school. They have temples and are not the pince niz variety of eyewear. The woman in this image appears quite serious. The photographer of this photograph is Napleon J. Loupret. His studio was at 51  Central Street, in Lowell, Massachusetts. According to an online researcher, Loupret occupied this building from 1885 until 1893. City directories indicate that he worked as a photographer in Lowell between 1880 and 1911. The 1913 directory reveals that Loupret was working as a watchman. Mr. Loupret was born in Canada in 1858 and moved to the United States around 1880. He married Frances H. Hevy in 1883. Interestingly, Loupret , at one point in his career, was partners in a studio called Hevy & Loupret. It is likely that Louis N. Hevy was Loupret’s father-in-law or brother-in-law. Napoleon Loupret died in 1925. A portrait of the Loupret family can be seen below. I believe that Napoleon is the young man sitting on a chair in the back row. The image was found on the ancestry.com site.

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Marie Éliza Loupret, Jérémié Loupret, Rodolphe Ludger Loupret (seated center), Napoleon Joseph Loupret

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