FASHIONABLE AUSTRIAN MAN IN VIENNA

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A well dressed Austrian gentleman poses for this cabinet card portrait by photographer Karl Dubell. Dubell’s studio was located in Vienna, Austria. The subject in this image is accessorized with a cane, vest, bow tie and what appears to be a straw hat. What is this fine gentleman holding in the fingers of his right hand. Is that an extra long cigarette? To view other photographs by Dubell, click on the category “Photographer: Dubell”.

Published in: on December 11, 2012 at 12:01 am  Comments (3)  
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DAPPER MAN AND HIS THREE HUNTING DOGS IN PENDLETON, OREGON

A well dressed man poses for his photograph at the studio of a photographer named Ward, in Pendleton, Oregon. The man is wearing a derby and a pocket watch. He is holding a cane and is posing in front of a beautiful backdrop. The gentleman is accompanied in this image by three dogs. The dogs appear to be retrievers; and most likely, they are hunting dogs.

Published in: on September 17, 2010 at 12:01 am  Leave a Comment  
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A GENTLEMAN IN PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

A distinguished looking and well dressed gentleman poses for his portrait in the studio of A. K. P. Trask at 1210 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The gentleman is dressed quite fashionably; wearing a bowler hat, a tweed overcoat, and holding a cane. The photographer, Trask, attended the 1871 convention of the National Photographic Association and the Philadelphia Inquirer (1872) reported that the pictures produced by Trask were “bewitchingly beautiful”.

Published in: on May 30, 2010 at 12:01 am  Leave a Comment  
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MADAME BUTTERFLY AND HER SIDEKICK

This Cabinet Card is an image of two very interestingly dressed young women. Are they going to a costume party or are they just making a fashion statement? Madame Butterfly has butterflies affixed all over herself. She has butterflies atop her head, as well as on her chest, skirt and shoes. Is that a butterfly purse she is holding? The second woman is wearing gloves and holding a cane. She also has an interesting rope belt and an unusual necklace and hat. The photographer of the cabinet card is likely the Baker Art Gallery located on the corner of State and High Streets in Columbus, Ohio. The studio was founded by Lorenzo Marvin Baker who began working as a photographer in the early 1860’s and established the Baker Art Gallery in 1886. Four generations of the family ran the gallery until 1955. Many of their photographs and materials are now held by the Ohio Historical Society. To view other photographs by Baker, click on the category “Photographer: Baker Art Gallery”.

FASHIONABLE BLACK WOMAN IN RENO, NEVADA

This Cabinet Card captures a pretty young Black woman posing at the studio of Rifenburg and Dowe in Reno, Nevada. The woman is beautifully dressed and the details of her elaborate dress are easily seen in the closeness and clarity of this image. Note the woman’s dark gloves and that she appears to be holding a cane, or perhaps, a parasol.

Published in: on December 18, 2009 at 2:16 pm  Comments (3)  
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