bell 1 This cabinet card photograph features a distinguished and handsome gentleman. The man is well dressed. Is he wearing a judge’s robe? My hypotheses is that the gentleman is a justice or a politician. There is a name written on the reverse of the photograph. I can not decipher the name. Perhaps you can make it out (look at the image below this text), This cabinet card is very collectible because of it’s photographer. The photographer of this cabinet card is C. M. Bell. Charles Milton Bell (1848-1893) was an accomplished man. He was the youngest member of a family of photographers that operated a studio in Washington DC from around 1860 until 1874. He established his own studio on Pennsylvania Avenue in 1873. He quickly became one of the most successful photographers in the city. He was noted for his portraits of Native Americans as well as political figures and celebrities. His subjects included President Chester Arthur, Chief Yellow Bull, and Helen Keller. His photographs can be found in many prestigious institutions including The Library of Congress, Harvard University, Dartmouth University, and the Smithsonian. Bell is also known for his photographs of President Garfield’s assassin, Charles J. Guiteau. He was the only photographer authorized by Guiteau and the Government to take photographs of Guiteau and other people playing roles in his trial. Bell also took medical photographs relating to the assassination and assassin. To view other photographs in the cabinet card gallery by C. M. Bell, place his name in the search box. This cabinet card portrait is in good condition (see scans).

Buy this original Cabinet Card Photograph (includes shipping within the US) #2662

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Buy this original Cabinet Card Photograph (includes international shipping outside the US) #2662

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  2. I believe this to be a photograph of Judge Rufus William Peckham. He served on the Supreme Court of the United States from 1895 until 1909. His father, Rufus Wheeler Peckham was also a distinguished jurist.

  3. Yes, that is him. I looked it up to compare photos

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