YOUNG GIRL WEARING PEARL EARRINGS IN SARATOGA SPRINGS, NEW YORK

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This cabinet card portrait features a pretty young girl who appears to be in her early teenage years. Her hair is pulled back and she is wearing a ruffled collar and earrings. The photographer of this image is W. H. Baker of Saratoga Springs, New York. Research reveals that Baker was partners for a number of years with a Saratoga Springs photographer E. A. Record. A number of Record’s photographs can be found in the Cabinet Card Gallery. Baker and Record’s studio appears in the Saratoga County Business Directory (1871). An ad for their gallery can be found in the Saratoga Battleground Visitors Guide (1877).

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PORTRAIT OF A JOCKEY WEARING HIS COLORS IN SARATOGA, NEW YORK

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This cabinet card is a portrait of a horse racing jockey wearing his colors. The photograph was taken by the Record & Epler studio in Saratoga, New York.  According to the printing on the reverse of the photograph, the studio was located on the corner of Broadway and Phila Street. To view other photographs by this studio, click on category “Photogapher: Record & Epler”.  Saratoga is a resort and horse racing town. The Saratoga Race Course is a Thoroughbred horse racing track in Saratoga Springs. The track opened in 1863.