African American Baby in Erie, Pennsylvania (1895)

aframercnbabyThis Cabinet card of an African American baby (girl?) is a rare find. In my many years of collecting Cabinet cards I have seen few photographic portraits of Black babies. This photograph is from the studio of Pfaff in Erie, Pennsylvania. The reverse of the card indicates the photograph was taken in 1895 when the infant was 13 weeks. The parents were Mr and Mrs Austin Mont. of  Erie, Pennsylvania.

Published in: on February 18, 2009 at 1:45 am  Leave a Comment  
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CUTE BABY IN SAN FRANCISCO: “I COULD HAVE BEEN A GERBER BABY!”

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This very cute baby  was photographed by the Imperial Studio of San Francisco, California. The Cabinet Card is very different from most Cabinet Card photographs of infants. The more typical photo is one in which the baby is wrapped in a blanket and the baby’s whole body is in the image at a far distance. This baby is a adorable and could have been a commercial model if he or she was born in modern times.

Published in: on February 13, 2009 at 2:28 am  Leave a Comment  
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