COHEN BROTHERS : THE BIG STORE : ST. JAMES BUILDING : JACKSONVILLE : FLORIDA

This vintage postcard features the Cohen Brothers Department Store in Jacksonville, Florida. The store was known as “The Big Store” and this postcard shows the business occupying a full city block. Note the antique cars parked on the streets bordering the store. Cohen Brothers was founded by Samuel and Morris Cohen in 1867. They were later joined by their brother Jacob. In 1959, the business was bought by May Department Stores and was renamed, May-Cohens.The business was sold due to a slumping downtown business environment and the high costs necessary to operate the “Big Store”. The business was permanently closed in 1987. The card was published by Tichnor Quality Views and is in excellent condition (see scans).

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AN AMERICAN WOMAN AND HER BRITISH SISTER FEUD IN JACKSONVILLE, ILLINOIS

This Cabinet Card photograph captures two angry sisters posing at McKinnon’s Portraits, in Jacksonville, Illinois. These sisters do not seem happy; in fact, the sister with the darker dress is displaying quite a scowl. Writing on the reverse of the card indicates that the women are sisters. Their names are  Mrs Annie Knight of London, England, and Mrs Agnes Jackson of Jacksonville, Illinois. Perhaps the woman are in conflict, or are just having an aggravating experience at the photographic studio. The women are beautifully dressed for the taking of the photograph and wearing flowers to enhance their appearance.

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ADORABLE CURLEY HAIRED CHILD IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

A very cute child is photographed for this cabinet card by Hartley of Chicago, Illinois. The child appears to be a boy with incredible curls. He is wearing a very large bow tie, or ascot. Edward F. Hartley (1847-1887) was born in Wadsworth, Ohio; and became a photographer is Jacksonville, Illinois in 1873. In 1876 he moved his trade to Chicago and was quite successful in establishing a business. A photographic journal of his time reports that he underpriced his photographs and as a result, he was not included in many professional photographic associations and won few awards for his work. To view additional photographs by this photographer, click on the category “Photographer: Hartley”.

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