YOUNG GIRL DRESSED IN MYSTERIOUS COSTUME

EXOTIC YOUNG GIRL_0002An exotic looking young girl wearing a mysterious costume, and a big hat poses for her portrait at an unknown studio. She is holding an open fan in a shielding manner. The young woman looks like she may be a teenager. Why is she dressed in this fashion? Is this her wardrobe for a play? Is she going to a costume ball? This image was likely produced in the early part of the cabinet card era and is probably of European origin.

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TWO YOUNG WOMEN SHARE A FAN IN NEWPORT, PENNSYLVANIA

Two young women pose for their portrait in Newport, Pennsylvania. Both women are grasping one end of a fan that they hold behind their heads. Their raised arms highlight their hour glass figures which are given an assist by the corsets they are wearing. The photographer is named William Easter Lenney. He was located in Newport in the early 1890’s and moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he became a well known portrait photographer between 1894 and 1920. He and his family then moved to California.

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PRETTY WOMAN HOLDING A PRETTY FAN, IN WERSCHETZ, SERBIA

A pretty woman poses for photographer, Ivan Rigyitsky in Werschetz. Werschetz (German name) is a town in Serbia. It is known as Vrsac in Serbia. The town has been under the rule of several different governments over modern times. It was once part of Austria-Hungary. This image has some interesting features. The woman is dressed very fashionably and she is holding an open beautiful fan. Note the lovely scene pictured on the fan. The young lady has a nice figure, with the help of a corset, no doubt.

“KIMONO GIRL” IN DOWAGLAC, MICHIGAN

There certainly must be an interesting story related to this cabinet card photograph by Conklins Studio in Dowaglac, Michigan. A girl, who appears to be an early teenager, poses for this photograph dressed in a beautiful kimono and holding an oriental fan. Where did she get such a terrific clothing? Did her she, or her parents travel to Japan to obtain these clothes? Was Asian fashion in vogue at the time of this photograph? Comments related to these questions are welcome.

Published in: on January 14, 2011 at 12:01 am  Comments (6)  
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CALIFORNIA COUPLE LOOKING NONE TOO PLEASED

A couple poses for a photograph at the studio of Hardesty & Armstrong in Santa Ana, California.  Both the man and woman in this cabinet card photograph look very unhappy. She looks particularly sour. The couple are nicely dressed; the woman is holding a fan and the man is holding a rolled piece of paper. Is he holding a wedding certificate for a wedding picture? Has he just graduated from a college? Is this a brother and sister? The answer is lost to history. Note the gentleman’s pocket watch.

Published in: on December 11, 2009 at 2:23 am  Leave a Comment  
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BEHIND THE LACE CURTAIN: TWO BEAUTIFULLY DRESSED WOMEN IN COMANCHE, TEXAS

behind the curtain_0001This unusually posed Cabinet Card was photographed by Wright, in Comanche, Texas.  Two beautifully dressed woman wearing long white dresses, pose behind a frilly lace curtain. The dresses are embellished with lace, flowers, and possibly fur or feathers. The woman on the right is holding a fan and wearing a cape. Who would have thought that these Comanche, Texas women could make such a beautiful fashion statement. Comanche, Texas is located in Central Texas and is the site of the saloon where gunfighter John Wesley Hardin killed a deputy in 1874. The Comanche Chief, the local newspaper, wrote in 1880 that James L Wright was the best photographic artist in Texas outside of some photographers in Galveston and Dallas. This claim sounds like a compliment with reservations.


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