CUTE YOUNG GIRL IN NASHUA NEW HAMPSHIRE

A young girl poses for her portrait in the studio of Charles Henry Lindsay in Nashua, New Hampshire. Note her lace collar and her cute curls. She has a great half smile and is very focused on the photographer and camera. The photographer of this image had quite a journeyman career. The Granite State Monthly (1916) wrote a glowing article about his skills and described his career experiences. Lindsay learned his profession in the studio of Frank O. Everett, in Nashua. He began working for Everett around 1872 and stayed in his employ for about three years. He then moved to Concord, New Hampshire to become an operator for Benjamin Carr. He ultimately purchased Carr’s business and conducted it successfully until it was destroyed in a fire. He then worked with Stephen Piper in Manchester until 1879, when he moved to Nashua and opened his own studio. In 1889 he went to Boston and worked for some well known photographers. From 1894 until at least 1915, he operated a studio in Manchester, New Hampshire. At some point, his son, Ira Frank Lindsay, joined him in operating the Manchester studio. Lindsay’s career certainly was one that had many starts and stops, and forced him to make many relocations. This cabinet card was  produced during Lindsay’s Nashua tenure between 1879 and 1889.

TWO HOTEL MAIDS IN CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

This occupational cabinet card features two women posing with supplies of their trade. The women are likely hotel maids, or house servants. One maid is holding a broom, while the other is holding a glass and what appears to be, a clean towel. The photographer of this image is F. A. Dow of Concord, New Hampshire.

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LITTLE GIRL IN CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE (BUNDLED UP FOR WINTER)

This cabinet card features an adorable little girl bundled up in her winter clothing. She is wearing quite the interesting hat. The photograph is by S. A. Bowers of Concord, New Hampshire. The front of the card announces that the Aristotype printing method was used in producing this image. This method employs  collodion or gelatin chloride paper.

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WOMAN POSES FOR INEPT PHOTOGRAPHER IN CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

This cabinet card photograph features a fashionable New England young woman.  However, the main focus of this photograph is the woman’s purse. The photographer ruined the photograph by forgetting to ask the woman to put her purse in a place out of range of the camera. The woman is wearing  dress gloves, a large bow, a wide brimmed hat, and is slenderized by her corset. The photographer is Bailey of Concord, New Hampshire and he probably was not really inept. However, he certainly made an error when posing the subject for this photograph. A Concord business publication (1890) writes about a photographer named H. C. Bailey. The articles states that Bailey took possession of a photographic studio in Concord in 1888 and that he had lived in Concord since 1860. The article also states that Bailey had a branch studio and art store in Woodsville, New Hampshire. Bailey was reported to have been born in Lisbon, New Hampshire. There is no confirmation that this cabinet cards photographer was H. C. Bailey but it is likely to be the case. In 1890, the Bailey studio was located on State Block, on the corner of Main and School Street.

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UNIFORMED FIREMAN IN PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE

This photograph is a portrait of a uniformed fireman. The photograph is by L. V. Newell & Co. in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Research discloses that Newell began his work as a photographer in Concord, New Hampshire in 1856.  Six months later he moved to Portsmouth. He was one of 13 children of a prominent farmer. Newell is mentioned in his role as an event photographer,  in an 1893 publication of the Grand Army of the Republic (Portsmouth Chapter). The cabinet card gallery has two other portraits of Portsmouth, New Hampshire firemen which can be viewed by clicking on the category “Firemen and Policemen”.