This cabinet card portrait features a handsome and well-dressed young man posing for photographer, A. E. Rinehart. The photo studio was located in Denver, Colorado. Rinehart was a well known and talented photographer. Rinehart’s studio was located on one of Denver’s oldest and most historic blocks (Larimer Street). Rinehart was a pioneer photographer who came to Denver from Lafayette, Indiana in 1874.  He was the city’s leading photographer during the mining boom and photographed many of the early Denver pioneers.  His subjects included Kit Carson and Mountain Man Jim Baker.  Rinehart died at age 63 in 1915. Rinehart’s brother, Frank Albert Rinehart (1861-1928) was also well known for his photography, capturing Native American personalities and scenes. The reverse of this photograph has an inscription which indicates that the name of the pictured subject is Edward S. Hartwell. The 1910 census states that Hartwell was born in New York in 1867. At the time of the census he was living in El Paso, Colorado and working as an auditor for a railroad. Denver business directories reveal that Hartwell worked as a Paymaster between 1887 and 1907. He married Mamie M. King in 1891 and divorced her in 1906. To view other photographs by A. E. Rinehart, place his name in this blog’s search box.

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