PROFILE PORTRAIT OF A LOVELY TEENAGE GIRL IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (PATRIOTIC CABINET CARD)

This cabinet card photograph features a lovely teenage girl posing for a profile portrait. I am hypothesizing about her age, but I can not be too far off the mark. She is nicely dressed and is wearing a stylish straw hat. Note the American flag pin attached to the hat band. Perhaps this image was taken on July fourth. This photo was taken at the Rothschild studio in Chicago, Illinois. The studio was located on State Street and Van Buren. The studio was within the A. M. Rothschild Department Store and the store was opened at the aforementioned address in 1881. The store was bought out by Marshall Fields in 1923. (SOLD)

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  1. Long ago I found a cabinet card picturing a young blond girl named Marjorie Beebe, who was wearing a dress exactly like this one. I once asked Elswyth Thane (author of the Williamsburg novels and second wife of the inventor of the bathysphere, William Beebe) whether Marjorie was one of his ancestors, but she told me he had no living relatives whom to ask.

    • “He had no living relatives whom to ask”. What a sad thought. It’s even sadder around the time of holidays and Covid. The idea of spending holidays consistently without family must be depressing. In addition, the killer impact of the virus is placing a number of people in William Beebe’s orphan-like state. Sorry. I am not exactly exuding holiday cheer at the moment.


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