PORTRAIT OF AN ICE SKATER AND HIS FRIEND IN MONROE, MICHIGAN

This vintage photograph features two young men wearing overcoats. The men are wearing gloves and are dressed for winter weather. One of the young men has a pair of ice skates draped over his shoulders. Perhaps his next stop, after having his portrait taken, is to a local frozen lake where he can enjoy some ice skating. This photo was taken at the Beck  studio in Monroe, Michigan. The photograph measures about 5″ x 7″ and is in very good condition (see scans).   (SOLD)

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FASHIONABLE WOMAN IN MONROE, MICHIGAN

This cabinet card serves as a period fashion photograph. The unidentified woman in this image is wearing a button down dress and a large hat. The photographer is J. G, Hill of  Monroe, Michigan. According to the 1880 US census,the thirty year-old  Hill (1850-?) was born in Canada and lived in Monroe with his wife Katie Hill (age 24) and their children, Willie (age 2) and Charles (age 10 months).  Katie’s 16 year-old brother also lived with the J. G. Hill family. The 1890 Detroit business directory lists Hill and his photography studio,  but from that point of time until 1897, Hill clearly relocated, and his studio can be found in the Toledo, Ohio business directory.

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