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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PATRIOTIC 4TH OF JULY POSTCARD : FIRECRACKERS, SPARKLERS, CANNON (1912)

This patriotic vintage postcard celebrates America’s 4th of July holiday. The postcard is chock full of action. A young girl runs with a lit firecracker in one hand and an American flag in the other hand. A firing cannon and exploding firecrackers add to the action. Unlit firecrackers creatively spell out the words “4th of July”. A 1912 postmark from Chicago, can be seen on the reverse of the card. The postcard offers wishes for a happy 4th of July, from one sister to another. The card is addressed to Pana, Illinois. Pana became incorporated in 1857. “Pana” is derived for the name of an American Indian tribe (Pawnee). In the late 19th and early 20th century the town became centered around the coal mining industry. In 1899, the Pana Riot occurred. The incident happened after a violent confrontation between black and white miners. Seven people were killed in the violence. When the situation calmed, about two thirds of the black miners moved to another mine, located in Kansas. Despite some extra effort, I have been unable to identify the publisher of this card. SOLD

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