A pretty woman poses for her portrait at the Foss Studio, on Florence Street, in Malden, Massachusetts. The subject of the photograph is named Nellie which is evident from the inscription that she made on the reverse of the card. She wrote “Patience is furnished here by, Nellie”.  Below the inscription is the full name of the subject, but other than determining that the last name begins with a “C”; the writing is illegible. The photographer of this cabinet card is Eliphalet Jay Foss (1840-1923). He was born in New Hampshire and later worked as a photographer and an art restorer on Tremont Street in Boston, Massachusetts. In time, he operated a “Garden Studio” in Malden, Massachusetts. He held a photographic patent and photographed many famous people, including Ralph Waldo Emerson.


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