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An attractive and well dressed couple pose for their portrait at a Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts, photo studio. The studio was operated by H. M. Judd. A brief biography of Henry Melville Judd (1848-1921) appears on the blog “Cabinet Card Photographers” ( He was born in Massachusetts and lost both of his parents by the time he was fourteen years old. He never married and lived in rented rooms his entire adult life. Judd worked as a photographer in a number of Massachusetts towns including Amherst, Springfield, and Chicopee Falls. This photograph was taken while Judd occupied a space at 87 Front Street between 1889 and 1890. At some point in 1890 the name of the street was changed to Main Street. The Cabinet Card Photographers” blog reports that Judd was a photographer between 1877 and 1921. Chicopee is located on the Connecticut River and is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts metropolitan area. Toward the end of the nineteenth century, Chicopee Falls was a major manufacturing center of bicycles. Both the Overman Wheel Company (1882-1899) and the Spalding sporting goods company were located there. This cabinet card portrait is in excellent condition (see scans).

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