PORTRAIT OF A BRIDE AND GROOM IN WALLACE, IDAHO (PARIS PANEL)

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This cabinet card portrait features a bride and groom posing for their wedding picture at the studio of T. N. Barnard of Wallace, Idaho. Both bride and groom are well dressed. The bride is wearing a veil that has two feathers sticking straight up into the air. She is also wearing gloves and a three stranded necklace of pearls or beads. The bride is pretty and appears quite young. The groom has a pocket watch and it’s chain can be seen underneath his jacket. This cabinet card is very large (approximately 9 3/4″ x 6 3/4″). Cabinet cards of this size are called “Paris Panels” and that term can be seen printed on the bottom of this photograph. This type of cabinet card was produced in the 1890’s. The photographer of this image was Thomas Nathan Barnard. Barnard and his wife arrived in Wallace in 1889. Nellie Stockbridge was a retoucher in his studio and she assumed ownership when Barnard became mayor of Wallace. Both Barnard and Stockbridge are known for their mining photographs. A book of their work “The Photographic Record of T. N. Barnard and Nellie Stockbridge from the Coeur d’Alenes was published in 1903. In addition, there is a large collection of Barnard and Stockbridge’s work at the University of Idaho library. The image seen below is the Barnard building, located in Wallace, and photographed in 1907.  (SOLD)

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