BABY IN AN ORNATE CARRIAGE IN WAUKON, IOWA

Baby Isabella sits up and peers out of her ornate baby carriage. She has a terrific smile. The photographer is Robert I Steele (1861-1945) of Waukon, Iowa. His obituary, in the Waukon Democrat, indicates that he was born in Pennsylvania and his family settled on a farm in Waukon in 1864. He began working as a photographer as a young man. In 1902, he sold his studio to Bert Hewitt, who worked as his assistant for the previous two years.

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