PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN : BY ELMER CHICKERING : BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

This cabinet card portrait features a welll dressed pretty young woman posing at the Elmer Chickering studio in Boston, Massachusetts. The woman is wearing a ring, earrings and a tight necklace. She has piercing eyes. Elmer Chickering (1857-1915?) was a prestigious Boston photographer who was began his career in the city around 1884.  His obituary states that he photographed many of the leading men and women of the city, state and nation. Chickering was well known his baseball related photographs as well as for his many celebrity portraits. This cabinet card is in fair condition. Note the tiny chip on the mid left border of the image (see scans).

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MAY KOHNLE: STAGE ACTRESS WITH THE WILBUR OPERA COMPANY

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This portrait features stage actress May Kohnle. She is wearing a loose fitting bulky dress and a look of impatience. The Washington Times (1904) mentions that Miss Kohnle was part of the cast of “The Show Girl” which was appearing at the Lafayette Opera House. The show was described as “a jolly bit of tomfoolery” and the cast included “30 singing and dancing girls”. May Kohnle was a performer with the Wilbur Opera Company. The company began operating in 1870 and was founded by A. C. Wilbur. Wilbur was considered a fantastic businessman because he provided comic opera at popular prices and managed to be very successful financially. This photograph was taken by Elmer Chickering, a celebrated photographer who operated in Boston, Massachusetts. To learn more about Mr. Chickering and to view other photographs by this photographer, click on the category “Photographer: Chickering, E.”.   SOLD