The gentleman featured in this cabinet card portrait is truly a dandy.  Like the definition of “dandy”, he appears to place much importance on physical appearance, good grooming, and fashion. Dandies tended to use refined language and engage in leisurely hobbies.  Another supposed characteristic of dandies is that although they exhibit an appearance of nonchalance, they were actually very self absorbed. The gentleman seen in this photograph is handsome, fashionable, and well groomed. Note his top hat. The photographer of this image is A. R. Fowler. He operated a studio in Meadville, Pennsylvania. This cabinet card has gold beveled edges, excellent clarity, and is in excellent condition (see scans).

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  1. The Amon Carter museum in Fort Worth has an upcoming exhibition of cabinet cards.
    Just FYI for anyone interested!

    • Thank you for the information about the cabinet card exhibition. I’m sure it will be interesting and a fun exhibit to visit. For those that can’t make the trip to the Lone Star State, take a look at the book that the exhibit is based on. “Acting Out: Cabinet Cards and the Making of Modern Photography” by John Rohrbach et al.

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