Exquisite Black Woman in Cincinnati, Ohio


This Cabinet card is a portrait of an exquisite African American woman. She is wearing an interesting outfit and a nice broach pin. The photographer is Randolph (Ralph) Bellsmith (1857-1910) of Cincinnati, Ohio. Bellsmith was born in England and immigrated to the United States in 1867. He took photographic portraits of many of the leading citizens of the Cincinnati general area. He was the President of the Photographic Association of Ohio and won a first place prize for his exhibit at the Chicago World Exposition in 1893. To view other photographs by this photographer, click on the category “Photographer: Bellsmith”.


Adorable Brother and Sister Pose in Cincinnati, Ohio


Cabinet Card image  of adorable siblings posing for their portrait. The photographer is Howland of Cincinnati, Ohio. Charles W Howland (1839-?) was an active photographer in Cincinnati between 1862 and 1889. His son, Edwin A Howland (1863-?) worked with his father and was a Cincinnati photographer between 1880 and 1900. It is unknown which of the two men took this photograph.

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