WEDDING PHOTO OF A SLOUCHING GROOM AND HIS AUSTERE BRIDE

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This cabinet card photograph is a wedding portrait featuring a slouching groom and an austere bride. The wedding couple are both adorned with flowers. The groom in this photo is probably trying to project a relaxed appearance but instead comes off as sloppy. He is slouching while leaning on a chair and his hand is partially in his pocket. This is not a spectacular pose. His bride is wearing a pretty dark wedding dress with a long veil. She is also wearing a rather frosty expression. The photographer of this portrait is the Dawson studio which was located in New London, Wisconsin. J. C. Dawson’s studio was in business in New London from 1877  through 1914. After his death in 1914, the studio continued to operate under it’s name with a new proprietor. Dawson also had a studio is Oshkosh between 1891 and 1893. He operated a third studio in Hortonsville in at least 1893. Dawson (1856-1914) was married to Almeda Dawson in 1880. The 1900 US census found him living in New London with his wife, two daughters (ages 15 and 18),  father, and one boarder.  SOLD

 

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PORTRAIT OF THREE YOUNG SALVATION ARMY WOMEN IN OSHKOSH, WISCONSIN

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This vintage photograph features a portrait of three uniformed young female salvation army workers. The woman on the left is wearing a salvation army badge at her collar while the the bespectacled woman in the center is wearing a celluloid pin with a woman’s photograph on it. These young ladies look quite serious as they pose for their photograph. An inscription on the reverse of the image indicates that this photograph was taken at a studio in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. To view more photographs of salvation army members, click on the category of “Salvation Army”.

 

 

 

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AN ADORABLE CHILD IN BURLINGTON, IOWA

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A REAL CUTIE PIE,  BOY OR GIRL IS UNCERTAIN BUT I VOTE FOR GIRL       NICE HAT AND BUTTON UP BOOTS   J H REYNOLDS IS PHOTOGRAPHER   JH REYNOLDS PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO IS WAY ITS WRITTEN   BANGS LACE COLLAR    STRAW HAT?

THREE YOUNG SIBLINGS FROM OSHKOSH, WISCONSIN

This cabinet card features three very cute young children; presumably, they are siblings The girls are wearing jewelry. The girl on the left of the image is wearing a necklace and the girl on the right is adorned with a necklace, choker, and earrings. The young lad in the center is wearing a large bow tie and is dressed in the fashion of “Little Lord Fauntleroy”. The lad is holding a flower. The photographer of this image is Gustavus Timm (1867- ?). He operated photographic studios in Oshkosh, Wisconsin between 1895 and 1924. He was located at four different addresses while he was in business. The address on this cabinet card indicates that at the time of this photograph, he was located at the site of his first studio. The address on this photograph reveals that it was taken between 1895 and 1898. Gustavus Timm was married to Jennie Timm, who was ten years his junior. They married in 1895. The 1920 U. S. census data discloses that the couple had at least two children; Rhea (age 22) and Ralph (age 11).

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HOW MANY YOUNG WOMEN FROM OSHKOSH WISCONSIN CAN FIT INTO A CABINET CARD IMAGE? (ANSWER: 11)

This cabinet card is not particularly artistic or in very good condition. In addition, the subjects in the photograph are not particularly striking. What makes this cabinet card interesting is that it is a portrait that fits eleven young women in the image. This photograph is a cabinet card version of the “how many clowns can you fit into a compact car?” circus act. The photographic studio responsible for this image is Luck & Dye of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Research reveals that the two men were partners in 1895 and operated out of two locations in Oshkosh. They were headquartered at 49 Main Street and 780 Oregon Street. Tobias Luck was a photographer in Oshkosh between 1889 and 1920 while Albertus Dye operated in Oshkosh between 1889 and 1910.

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