PORTRAIT OF A LOVELY YOUNG WOMAN IN MT. LAKE, MINNESOTA

This cabinet card portrait features a lovely sweet young woman with beautiful dark eyes. She is wearing what I consider to be an unusual dress. Note the black pennant shaped pieces of fabric attached to her dress. The photographer of this image is Jacob D. Schroeder of Mt. Lake, Minnesota. Schroeder was born in Russia in 1858 and arrived in Minnesota in 1873. He was a photographer for ten years and then became a manager of a telephone company in Mountain Lake. In 1903, he became a representative in the legislature. Other government experience included holding office as Justice of the Peace, School Board Secretary, and Postmaster. SOLD

PORTRAIT OF AN ATTRACTIVE WOMAN IN WATERTOWN, NEW YORK

A pretty young woman poses for her portrait in this cabinet card photograph taken by Jacob C. Banta of Watertown, New York. The woman is wearing her hair up and a serious expression as she stands by an open ornate gate. Mr Banta can be found in the 1880 US census. He was born around 1832 and lived with his wife Sarah and 21 year-old daughter Lillie in Watertown. At the time of the census he was working as a photographer and local business directories indicate that he kept that employment until at least 1891. This cabinet card portrait is in very good condition (see scans).

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CLOSE-UP PORTRAIT OF TWO EXPRESSIVE WOMEN WITH CONTRASTING EMOTIONS

This vintage photograph features a close-up portrait of two women. My opinion is that the two ladies are mother and daughter. An interesting aspect of this photo is that the image presents contrasting emotions. The mother appears intensely serious. She is absolutely not relaxed. The daughter presents a sweet smile and a happy mood. She appears relaxed and well poised in front of the camera. This photograph measures about 5 1/2″ x 3 5/8″ and is in excellent condition (see scans).

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STUDIO PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN IN PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD

This vintage real photo postcard features a tall and thin young woman posing for her portrait at Chung’s (?) Studio in the town Port of Spain, Trinidad. She is wearing one of her nicest dresses for the occasion. Her accessories include white gloves, a bracelet, earrings and a pretty hat. The AZO stamp box indicates that the postcard dates back to sometime between 1926 and the 1940’s. The city of Port of Spain is the capital city of Trinidad and Tobago. Note the photographer’s embossed stamp at the bottom center of the card. SOLD

PROFILE PORTRAIT OF A PROPER PRETTY WOMAN IN LOGANSPORT, INDIANA

This post cabinet card era portrait features a profile view of a pretty woman. She looks quite proper in her fashionable clothing and with her hair gathered atop her head. She is wearing flowers as well as a lace-like necklace hanging down the front of her dress. I can’t decide it’s purpose but perhaps it is to hold a pocket watch. In fact, I believe I may see a timepiece peeking out from the top of her skirt. This image comes from the A. N. Donaldson studio in Logansport, Indiana. He did a terrific job with the soft backlighting seen in this photograph. Research revealed some biographical information about the photographer Albert Newton Donaldson (1841-1906). He settled in Logansport in 1867. Earlier, he had participated in the civil war. In 1861 he entered the service as a private and after some time left the service as a corporal. He served in Indiana’s 10th Infantry (Company H). One source reports that Donaldson deserted from his unit on 6/15/1862 at Corinth, Mississippi. A second source never mentions the desertion. The 1880 US census revealed that he was married in 1865 to Susan E Donaldson. The 1880 census, as well as the 1900 census, listed his occupation as being a photographer. This vintage photograph is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN WITH A BEAUTIFUL SMILE

It is reported that actress, Marilyn Monroe, once stated that “A smile is the best makeup any girl can wear.”. The pretty woman seen in this vintage photograph must subscribe to Monroe’s philosophy. The bright eyed woman pictured in this image is wearing a fur collared coat, a ring, and a wide bracelet. Her hair is styled accentuating her lovely curls. This photograph measures about 3 1/2″ x 5″ and is in very good condition. The photo is a former resident of an album (see reverse of image) and likely dates back to the 1940’s.

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PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN IN NORWICH, NEW YORK

This cabinet card photograph features a pretty young woman posing for her portrait at the Hotchkiss studio in Norwich, New York. The subject of this photograph appears to be in her teenage years. She is wearing a particularly large corsage, probably supplied by the photographer. The photographer of this cabinet card is Alston E. Hotchkiss ( c 1846-1907) of Norwich, New York. A. E. Hotchkiss came to Norwich in 1872 at the age of twenty-six. He ran the most popular photo gallery in town and it is reported that he took on the persona of an artistic and cultured gentleman. His wife played a major role in his running the studio, and at one point, he employed at least twenty workers. The Cabinet Card Gallery possesses several photos by this excellent photographer. This cabinet card portrait is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A SHEEPISH WOMAN: FASHION STATEMENT IN GANANOQUE, CANADA

This vintage photograph captures a young woman dressed for winter in her lamb wool coat and lamb wool hat. Her left hand rests snugly in a muff. The photographer of this photograph is H. E. Paige who operated a studio in Gananoque, Ontario, Canada. This cabinet card portrait is in very good condition (see scans)

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JENNIE HALL HUTCHINS: PROFILE PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY WOMAN FROM EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN

This cabinet card portrait features a pretty young woman named Jennie Hall Hutchins. The identification is made by an inscription on the reverse of the photograph. The inscriber describes her as “Grandpa’s half sister”. Preliminary research did not yield any further information about Miss Hutchins. The photographer of this image is no stranger to the Cabinet Card Gallery. At the time of this writing, the gallery has four other photographs by Frederick Bonell.  In addition to having a studio in Eau Claire (the location where this photograph was taken), he also conducted business in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. One source states that Bonell worked as a photographer between 1879 and 1890. To view other photographs by Bonell,  click on the category “Photographer: Bonell”. This cabinet card portrait is in very good condition (see scans). 

 

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PRETTY WOMAN WEARING A CHOKER IN WAYLAND, MICHIGAN

A pretty young woman poses for her portrait at the Philley photographic studio in Wayland, Michigan. She is wearing a frilly dress and a dark choker. She is posed to look away from the photographer and has a somewhat aloof expression. The photographer, Silas Philley (1845- 1926) is listed in “The Directory of Early Michigan Photographers” (2014). He operated in Wayland between 1888 and 1894. Philley was raised in Steuben County, New York. His early jobs included working as a laborer and shoemaker. He began his photography career in Wayland but also worked as a photographer in Kalamazoo  and Bloomingdale, Michigan. For part of his later photography career he worked in a partnership  (Evans & Philley). Philley was married twice. He outlived both of his wives, Thirza (11 years his junior), and Lizzie. In 1920 he was working again with shoes; this time as a shoe repairer. Philley did an excellent job creating this image. The subject is well posed and the close-up perspective enhances the portrait.

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