HOW MANY YOUNG WOMEN FROM OSHKOSH WISCONSIN CAN FIT INTO A CABINET CARD IMAGE? (ANSWER: 11)

This cabinet card is not particularly artistic or in very good condition. In addition, the subjects in the photograph are not particularly striking. What makes this cabinet card interesting is that it is a portrait that fits eleven young women in the image. This photograph is a cabinet card version of the “how many clowns can you fit into a compact car?” circus act. The photographic studio responsible for this image is Luck & Dye of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Research reveals that the two men were partners in 1895 and operated out of two locations in Oshkosh. They were headquartered at 49 Main Street and 780 Oregon Street. Tobias Luck was a photographer in Oshkosh between 1889 and 1920 while Albertus Dye operated in Oshkosh between 1889 and 1910.

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