PORTRAIT OF A MOTHER AND THREE DAUGHTERS : WITH LONG LONG HAIR : CABINET CARD

This cabinet card portrait features a family of four posing for their portrait at an unidentified photo studio. Mom is wearing a dark dress with a veil. Is she in mourning? Note the length of the two oldest daughters hair. Their hair is quite long. to say the least. This cabinet card was found in a shop near Bethel, New York. The photo is from the earliest part of the cabinet card era. My hypothesis is that the photo dates back to sometime between the 1860’s and early to mid 1870’s. SOLD

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SOLEMN YOUNG WOMAN IN MOURNING IN TOPEKA, KANSAS

A young woman, perhaps a teenager, poses for her portrait at the Daylight Studio in Topeka, Kansas. She appears quite solemn and is wearing a black dress with black satin sashes and bows. Perhaps she is in mourning. The young lady is wearing a collar pin and a ring. She is beautifully dressed and is pretty despite her apparent discomfort at being photographed.   (SOLD)

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PORTRAIT OF A BOSTON BEAUTY

This cabinet card portrait features a portrait of a pretty woman dressed in black. Possibly, she is wearing a mourning dress. She is wearing smooth black leather gloves and holding her purse. The young lady appears to have had trouble looking at the camera. She seems unfocused and is staring blankly away from the camera. This posed portrait would not make great advertising for the photographer who took this photograph. The studio that produced this image was operated by  Walter E. Chickering, who was located in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Chickering was a well-known Boston photographer and some of his images can be viewed by clicking on the category “Photographer: Chickering, W.”. Please note that a second photographer, who shared the name Chickering, was also a well known Boston photographer. His full name was Elmer Chickering.

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AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN IN MOURNING DRESS IN WASHINGTON D.C.

BLACK MOURNING_0003This Cabinet Card is a portrait of Mrs. Brena Fantleroy who resided on P Street in Washington D.C.  She appears to be wearing a mourning dress as well as a very serious expression. Note her veil, jewelry and small purse. The photographer is F. T. Castle of Washington D.C.