STRIKINGLY PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN IN MONTLUCON, FRANCE

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pretty woman cdv 1 This cartes de visite features a pretty young woman posing for her portrait at the Heron studio in Montlucon, France. She is well dressed and well coiffed. She appears to be holding back a full smile. Her eyes are bright and engaging. Preliminary research yielded little information about Monsieur Heron. The Cabinet Card Gallery exhibits another photograph by Heron. That image is a photo of a bride and groom. It can be seen by entering the name “Heron” in the search box. Montlucon, the studio’s home, is a town in central France on the Cher River. Adolphe Heron (1865-?) was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands. He got married in Paris (1887) and at that time he was working as a photographer there. He began working in Montlucon in 1893. This cdv photograph is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A FATHER AND SAILOR BOY SON IN AALBORG, DENMARK

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This carte de visite photograph features a father and son posing for their portrait at the studio of Ernst Gopel. The boy is wearing a nautical style outfit. The studio was located in Aalborg, Denmark. Aalborg is the fourth to largest city in Denmark. This cdv is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF AN INQUISITVE TODDLER IN ROANNE, FRANCE (CARTE DE VISITE)

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This Carte de Visite features an adorable child displaying a skeptical but very inquisitive expression. The toddler is sitting on a chair and wearing a short gown with strings across his/her shoulders. The child’s attire would be unacceptable today due to safety concerns. The photograph was taken by Jean Emile Dessendier of Roanne, a city in central France. The cdv was produced in 1889 or later as evidenced by the printing on the bottom border of the photograph which states that Dessendier won a photography medal at the 1889 Exposition at the University of Paris. This cdv portrait is in good condition (see scans).

 

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PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG FIREMAN IN GLEN’S FALLS, NEW YORK (CARTE DE VISITE)

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A uniformed young man poses for his portrait at a Glen’s Falls, New York photography studio. The photographers operating the studio were Conkey (George W.) & Hultz. The gentleman in this photograph appears to be a fireman. His belt buckle indicates that he was in the first company of the department. Note his Napoleonic pose. It is possible that the subject of this cdv photograph is actually a policeman, naval officer, or some other uniformed worker. However, I am fairly confident that he is a fireman. This carte de visite is in very good condition (see scans).  (SOLD)

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PORTRAIT OF AN ADORABLE CHILD IN KLADNO, CZECHOSLOVAKIA

This carte de visite portrait features an adorable child sitting on a wooden bench next to a toy dog. The child is wearing a cute sailor style outfit. The photograph was taken by the Jiri Lomicek studio in Kladno, Czechoslovakia. Kladno is a city in the Central Bohemian region of the current Czech Republic. It is located 16 miles northwest of Prague. This cdv is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF AN OLD MAN WEARING A “NECK BEARD”

This carte de visite features an old man wearing a “neck beard”. This style of beard was popular in the 19th century. This gentleman is in good company. Other neck bearders include Richard Wagner (composer), Henry David Thoreau (Essayist, Poet, Philosopher), and Horace Greeley (Author, Statesman, Newspaper Editor). It is interesting to note that in today’s culture, “neck beard” is a perjorative term for social awkwardness or pretentiousness. The subject of this cdv photo is well dressed. He gives the appearance of a kind good humored man. The photographer of this image is the Rodgers studio, which was located in Hartford, Connecticut. The Connecticut Historical Society’s online site provides some information about Hart J. Rodgers (1831-1905). During the 1850’s he worked as a daguerreotypist in New Haven, Connecticut. In 1855, he married Grace A. Rodgers. By 1871, he was operating a photo studio in Hartford. Interestingly, in the 1880’s he was the owner of a skating rink. This cdv image is in very good condition.

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HANDSOME GENTLEMAN WITH A HANDLEBAR MUSTACHE IN HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT (CARTE DE VISITE)

This carte de visite portrait features a well-dressed handsome gentleman wearing a handlebar mustache. This photo as taken by S. H. Waite who operated a studio in Hartford, Connecticut. Stephen H. Waite (1832-1906) is known for a photograph he took of African American orator and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The Connecticut Historical Society’s website offers a brief biography of Stephen Waite. He was born in Massachusetts and as a young man was friends with Ralph Waldo Emerson (essayist, poet), John Greenleaf Whittier (abolitionist, poet), and Theodore Parker (Unitarian minister, Abolitionist). He opened his Hartford photography studio in 1863 and conducted business until 1879 when he was succeeded by Charles Stuart. He later worked as a photographer in Kansas City, and later retired and died there. This cdv photograph has excellent clarity and is in good condition (see scans).

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PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN WITH CHARISMA IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (CDV)

A pretty young woman poses for her carte de visite portrait at the Charles S. Rawson Gallery on Fulton Street in Brooklyn, New York. I would estimate that the subject is in her teenage years. Her sparkling eyes and smile give her a very engaging appearance. The photographer, Charles S. Rawson is listed in Brooklyn business directories in at least !870 through 1892. This cdv is in very good condition (see scans)

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ELDERLY WOMAN WEARING MOURNING DRESS IN EDMONTON, CANADA

This carte de visite portrait features an aged woman wearing mourning clothes. Her black dress, black hat, and sad expression, all suggest that she has suffered a recent loss. Her left hand is placed on a book atop a small table. The book is likely a bible. The photographer of this cdv photograph is J. R. Bentley. He operated a studio in Edmonton, Canada. Research found an ad in “The Photographic News” (1893) in which Bentley advertises the sale of his studio. It is very interesting to note that the advertising on the reverse of this CDV refers to Bentley as a “Portrait, Landscape, & Equestrian Photographer”. I do not remember ever seeing a early photographer refer to himself as a “Equestrian” photographer. I wonder if Mr. Bentley took photos of individual horses, or if he photographed individuals sitting on horses. I hope someday I locate one of Bentley’s equestrian photographs.

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CARTE DE VISITE PORTRAIT OF A LADY AND A ROSE IN BERLIN

This carte de visite portrait features a pretty woman holding a rose. The woman is holding a book in her other hand. She is wearing an abundance of jewelry and a very aloof expression. The photographer who produced this cdv is Joseph Alfred Lehmann and his studio was located in Berlin, Germany.   (SOLD)

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