This cabinet card features a portrait of a pretty young woman with luminous eyes. She is wearing a rose corsage and a serious expression. Note the photographer’s expert use of light in this photograph. This portrait was taken at the studio of James Ball. He operated his photography business in Fostoria, Ohio. The city of Fostoria is located in the northwestern part of the state. The town was created in 1854. During the end of the nineteenth century, at the time that this photo was taken; the city was the home of over a dozen glass factories. The glass factories concentrated there because of the discovery of natural gas in the area and the easy access to the many railroads that ran through the town. The photographer of this image, James Ball , was born in Ohio in 1843 or 1844. Ball married his wife, Anna, in 1875. He was an active Fostoria photographer between at least 1880 until at least 1903. Ball died in Fostoria, in 1905. This cabinet card portrait is in very good condition (see scans).


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This cabinet card is a hunting image photographed by Morrison (1848-?) of Bowling Green, Ohio. The hunter is posed with his hunting dog and his shotgun. Also making an appearance in this image is the raccoon that met its early demise as the prey of the hunt.  The dog in the photograph appears to be a hound. The street address of the photographers studio was the Kabig Block. Robert Prescott Morrison worked as a photographer in Fostoria, Ohio around 1865 and began operating in Bowling Green in 1870 or 1878 depending on what source is believed. He was still active in his career in 1900.  His wife, Belinda (Linnie) Ball Morrison worked as a negative retoucher during their early married days. Morrison was a veteran of the civil war. He served in Company H of the 133rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment.