PORTRAIT OF AN AFFLUENT DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN (EARLY CARTE de VISITE)

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This carte de visite photograph features a distinguished looking older gentleman. His fine tailor made vested suit provides evidence that the man was affluent. This photograph is from the early phase of the cdv era. The photo has no identification information concerning the subject or the photographer. The carte de visite is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF AN ELDERLY MAN IN FAYETTE, OHIO

This cabinet card photograph features a friendly looking elderly man. His countenance and expression exudes a certain softness. Not only does this gentleman look like a nice guy; he also has a fantastic beard which features no moustache or connecting sideburns. The photographer of this image is Charles Burr Marsh (1861-?). He was born in Michigan, and married in Ohio in 1887 to June White (1867-1933). He had studios in Fayette, Wauseon, and Galion, Ohio. In 1908 he became a charter member of the Professional Photographers Society of Ohio. He served as an officer of the organization. A 1915 issue of Erie Railroad Magazine indicates that Marsh also worked as a newspaper photographer. As of the date of this writing, the Cabinet Card Gallery has 3 other Burr Marsh images in it’s collection. This scalloped edged cabinet card is in very good condition (see scans).

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A FAMILY BOND: GRANDFATHER AND GRANDDAUGHTER POSE FOR A PORTRAIT

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grandpa granddaughter 1This cabinet card captures the bond between grandfather and granddaughter. Grandfather looks rather serious as he stares at the photographer. He has an interesting wide beard. His right hand grips his chair as if he is sitting in the dentist’s chair waiting for a tooth extraction. The granddaughter has bright eyes and appears to be holding back a smile. She has her right hand gently and affectionately resting on her grandfather’s arm. The photographer and the locale of the studio are not identified. This touching cabinet card portrait is in very good condition  (see scans).

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OLD WOMAN WITH GLASSES IN MONTPELIER, VERMONT

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An elderly woman with a solemn expression poses for her portrait at the Harlow studio in Montpelier, Vermont. She is wearing wire rimmed glasses. Alonzo Harlow is listed in the 1880 US census as being a native of Vermont and as living in Montpelier with his wife and a boarder. Alonzo (age 32) worked as a photographic artist. His wife Lucy (age 27) kept house, and the boarder, George Dale (age 23) also worked as a photographer. Alonzo was listed in the 1890 through 1892 Montpelier city directories as a photographer. The 1900 census found Harlow living in Boston, Massachusetts and working as a real estate clerk.  To view other photographs by Harlow, click on the category “Photographer: Harlow”.    SOLD

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DISTINGUISHED LOOKING OLDER MAN IN BLOOMINGTON, ILLINOIS

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A distinguished looking older man with a white eard and mustache poses for his  portrait at the Fenwick studio in Bloomington, Illinois. The man is dressed in his finest clothing for his day at the photographer but it seems he had no time to see a barber to tame his beard and longish hair. The photographer of this image is Richard Fenwick. He was born in England in 1845. He appears in the U.S. Census in 1870. He was living in a Bloomington boarding house and working as a laborer. The 1880 census finds Mr Fenwick (age 35) married to Alida Fenwick (age 30). The couple was married in 1875 and were living with their two children. Richard Fenwick had a 1 year-old daughter (Adda) and a 9 year-old step son (Rush Downey). Fenwick was working as a photographer. The 1900 census reveals that Fenwick still worked as a photographer and his step son, Rush, filled the manager role in the photography studio. Research reveals that between 1866 and 1875, Fenwick was associated with the Cook and Fenwick studio. This cabinet card is in good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF AN ELDERLY COUPLE DOING SOMETHING UNUSUAL

This vintage photograph features an elderly man and woman doing something unusual. What’s happening in this image that is so unusual, you might ask? The odd thing about this photo is that the old couple appear to be holding hands. This is not commonly seen in photographs of this “no public displays of affection” era.  The man has a wonderful walrus mustache. He looks dressed up in his three piece suit. The woman is bundled up in her outfit as if it is winter. Both are wearing hats. It is difficult to determine if this photograph was taken inside or outside of a photo studio. This photograph measures about 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ and is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A WELL DRESSED OLDER WOMAN IN DAYTON, OHIO

This cabinet card features a well dressed older woman wearing a lot of jewelry as well as a decorative hair clip. She appears elegant and intense. The photographer of this photo is A. L. Bowersox (Bowerson?). I have seen his name written both ways. He operated a photo studio in Dayton, Ohio. This cabinet card photo is in good condition. Note the surface chip on the right bottom corner of the card mount.  (SOLD)

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PORTRAIT OF A BEARDED OLD MAN IN NORWICH, CONNECTICUT

This cabinet card portrait features a well dressed older man with a long mustache and wiry beard. He has the expression of a person who has seen and experienced a lot in his many years. He looks a bit drawn and tired. The gentleman was photographed by Laighton Brothers studio in Norwich, Connecticut. The Laighton Brothers are cited in the book, “Leading Business Men of Norwich and Vicinity” (1890). At the time of the directory’s publication, William S. Laighton had become sole proprietor of the studio upon the death of his brother John. William was a native of Farmington, New Hampshire. William’s obituary appears in the Bulletin of Photography (1915). The brief article reports that he had died as a result of a fall in his studio. At the time of his death he was 76 years old. The article also mentions that he had been living in Norwich since 1874.

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KIND OLD GENTLEMAN IN ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA

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This cabinet card portrait features an older gentleman with long grey hair and and grey mustache and beard. His hair is unusually long. He is handsome and has a very kind face. The gentleman has piercing eyes. He is formally dressed. This studio photograph was taken at the Essery studio in St. Paul, Minnesota. Robert W. Essery (1845-1886) was born in Prince Edward Island, Canada. He operated studios in St. Paul between at least 1873 and 1885. His business was located at the 211 East Seventh St address seen on the front of this photograph between 1883 and 1885. At one point his studio was known as Sun Beam Gallery (partnered with Charles W. Stiff). After Essery’s death, his wife Ida ran the Essery Photograph Gallery.

 

 

 

 

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DISTINGUISHED LOOKING ELDER GENTLEMAN IN ST. CLOUD, MINNESOTA

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This fabulous cabinet card portrait features a very distinguished older gentleman sitting in a chair and holding what appears to be a cane. He is well dressed and sporting a thick mustache and relatively long beard. The photograph was taken by the Hill studio which was located in St. Cloud, Minnesota. There is no information on the reverse of the photograph so the address of the photographer and the identity of the subject is unknown. There were three photographers named Hill in St. Cloud during the cabinet card era. Joseph Hill (1820-1892) was Irish born and began his photography career in St Paul, Minnesota (1858-1867). He later operated studios in St. Peter & Anoka (1878-1879), Brainerd (1881), St. Cloud (1868-1869, 1880-1889). Joseph Hill’s son took over the St. Cloud studio. His son was Eugene S. Hill (1856-1936) and records indicate he took over the studio in 1883. A third photographer in St. Cloud during the 1880’s was someone named M. Hill. It is unknown to me whether he was part of Joseph and Eugene’s family. Whichever “Mr. Hill” took this photograph, it is a beauty. The photograph measures about 3 3/4 ” x 8″.   SOLD

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