HANDSOME DEVIL IN ALLENTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA

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A handsome well dressed and devilish looking man poses for his portrait at Lindenmuth’s studio which was located at 24 North 6th Street in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He looks terrific in his three piece suit and his well groomed beard and handlebar mustache. Writing on the reverse of the photograph dates the image as being produced in 1899. The photographer of this portrait is primarily known for his work as an artist. Arlington Nelson Lindenmuth (1856-1950) was an American landscape and portrait painter who lived and painted in Allentown and the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania native was a member of the “Baum Circle”., the group of artists either were taught by or influenced by Pennsylvania impressionist painter, Walter Emerson Baum. Lindenmuth was also one of the earliest professional photographers in the Lehigh Valley area. He opened his first studio in Allentown in 1881. Prior to that, he operated studios in  Tamaqua, Philadelphia, and Pottstown. All three cities are in Pennsylvania. As early as 1862, Lindenmuth was also employed as a traveling sales representative for Eastman Kodak. To view other photographs by Lindenmuth, click on the category “Photographer: Lindenmuth”.

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SALVATION ARMY COUPLE IN POTTSTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA

This cabinet card is a portrait of a young couple in their Salvation Army uniforms. The woman is wearing a pin on her collar, and the man is wearing a hat that identifies them as Salvation Army members. There is a great deal of familiarity between the couple which is illustrated by the woman resting her hand and part of her arm on the man’s shoulder. The photographer, Somiesky, was located in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. To see other photographs of  Salvation Army members, click on Cabinet Card Gallery’s category of “Salvation Army”.

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SALVATION ARMY COUPLE IN POTTSTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA

This cabinet card photograph features a couple dressed in Salvation Army Uniforms. They are likely a married couple considering the familiarity evident by the woman resting her hand on the mans shoulder. The man is holding his hat on his knee and is wearing a Salvation Army Badge. The photograph was taken at Lachman’s Studio in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. A photographic journal (1894) cites a studio called Isaac S. Lachman & Son located in Pottstown. Anthony’s Photographic Bulletin (1901) reports the “recent death” of Isaac Lachman.

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