SAILOR BOY IN PHILADELPHIA (1890)

Meet Willie Howard Smith. He was three and a half years-old at the time of this photograph, which was in 1890. Willie is adorable as he poses for his photograph in his sailor suit. He is wearing a wonderful cap which is covering his longish hair. The photographer of this cabinet card portrait is Kuebler, who was located in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Research discloses some interesting information about the photographic studio. The studio was co-owned and operated by brothers William Kuebler and Louis H. Kuebler. They were very successful photographers and one of their photographs of Walt Whitman is very well known among those that study the great poet. A news article in The Photographic Times (1888) announces the “largest contract ever made in the photographic line” had been awarded to William Kuebler to photograph the members of the Mexican Typical Orchestra. In all, 4,750 photographs were ordered.

 

YOUNG BOY IN SAILOR SUIT AND HIS LITTLE SISTER POSE FOR THEIR PORTRAIT

This photograph features a young boy, dressed in a sailor suit, posing for a portrait with his little sister. The children are very cute. The lad’s sailor suit is very detailed. There is no identifying information concerning the children, the photographic studio, or the photographer.

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SERBIAN CHILDREN PLAYING WITH THEIR TOYS IN ZENTA

This Cabinet Card is a image of Serbian children playing with their toys in the city of Zenta, Serbia. Cute children surrounded by toys could be a universal photograph. There are similar cabinet card images from all over the world. The young boy sitting in the wagon is wearing a sailor suit and has a stuffed animal. The young girl is holding a doll. The photographer is Rozgonyi of Zenta.

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