two kids and hay_0002The two young girls in this cabinet card portrait are probably sisters. They are posing with a bale of hay in front of a fake brick house. Both girls are wearing necklaces and the older girl is displaying some religiosity by wearing a cross. The photographer and the location of the photographer’s studio are unknown.

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A young woman poses for her portrait at the studio of C. W. Lucas in Brodhead, Wisconsin. She has long dark hair and is dressed nicely but not fancy. She is wearing an interesting necklace. The necklace is a string of small cubes. Hanging from the necklace is a small cameo. Photographer, Charles W. Lucas located to Brodhead in 1869, He was born in 1841 and was a native of Maine. He entered the field of photography in 1866 and moved to Wisconsin in 1868. He partnered with others in photography studios until 1871 when he began to operate independently. He was married to Bashie Springstead of Brodhead. It is interesting to note that there is an error  on the front of this cabinet card. The name of the town of “Broadhead” is misspelled. The name should be spelled “Brodhead”.   One wonders why Charles Lucas kept the card stock even though part of his address was spelled incorrectly.

Published in: on July 27, 2012 at 12:01 am  Comments (3)  
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Young Woman with Bad Jewelry in Buffalo, New York

charmThis young woman is  wearing a necklace with a charm portrait of another young woman. The necklace and charm appear to have been added after the photograph was taken. The photographer is Ryerse of Buffalo, New York. In my opinion, the photographer earns high marks for creativity but poor marks for artistry. To view other photographs by Ryerse, click on the category “Photographer: Ryerse”.

Published in: on February 8, 2009 at 7:09 pm  Comments (2)  
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