TWO SIBLINGS AND A FAKE DOG IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA

This cabinet card features two siblings posing with a fake dog. The dog, and perhaps the ring toy held by the older child, were provided by the photographer, Wilhelm Otto Jr.  Otto’s photographic studio was located in Vienna, Austria. One can see the advantages of a fake dog versus a real dog from the perspective of the photographer. Children were difficult enough to photograph; dogs behaving like dogs were likely a photographers nightmare. Talking about nightmares, the children do not seem to be having too much fun having their portrait taken.

Published in: on September 14, 2011 at 12:01 am  Comments (1)  
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THREE CUTE KIDS IN ANGOLA, INDIANA

This Cabinet Card is a portrait of three cute children who are probably siblings. They are photographed by Lacey of Angola, Indiana. The older of the two girls is holding what appears to be folded single sheet of thick paper or possible a needlepoint or other craft project. The younger girl is sitting on a child-size rocking chair and has a small doll on her lap and is holding a ring toy. Research reveals that the photographer is G. A. Lacey and that in 1902 he entered into a studio partnership with W. Freeman.

Published in: on January 26, 2010 at 12:01 am  Leave a Comment  
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