WELL DRESSED AND HANDSOME GENTLEMAN WITH A FINE MUSTACHE IN PONTIAC, ILLINOIS

An unidentified well dressed gentleman with a thick mustache, poses for his portrait at the Bennett and Tate studio in Pontiac, Illinois. No biographical information about Mr Bennett was found in a preliminary search. However, investigation did find some information concerning Mr Tate. Samuel W. Tate (1886-?) is listed as living in Pontiac during the 1900 US census. Nettie Tate (1870-?), is listed as a photographer in the same census. She was Samuel’s sister. Samuel Tate was a photographer in Ponitac from the 1890’s until 1905. This cabinet card has a slight bow and is in good condition (see scans).    (SOLD) 

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ADORABLE CHILD SITTING ON A BENCH IN PONTIAC, ILLINOIS

 

This vintage photograph features an adorable child sitting on a bench and flashing a wonderful smile. The photographer of this image is the Lucas Studio, located in Pontiac, Illinois. This photograph measures about 5″ x 7 1/2″ and is in good condition (see scans).

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PONTIAC WOMAN SEEN IN A GOOD LIGHT

A young woman is featured in this cabinet card photograph by J. H. Benson, in Pontiac, Michigan. The photographer did an excellent job of utilizing light in this portrait of a well dressed and well coiffed woman. John H. Benson was a native New Yorker. Directories from 1863 and 1875 indicate he conducted business in Saginaw, Michigan. Perhaps he moved to Pontiac in the later years of his career. Benson died in 1901.

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