CHARMING LITTLE GIRL WITH POISE GALORE IN READING, PENNSYLVANIA

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This cabinet card portrait features an adorable little girl while sitting on a platform covered with fake grass. The youngster exhibits a lot of poise for a child her age. Note her lace collar and the multitude of buttons on her jacket. She is holding her bonnet on her lap. The photographer of this image is Frank W. Cole (1857-1912) who operated a studio in Reading, Pennsylvania. Cole was born in Bethlehem, Pa. and learned photography there. He came to Reading in 1883 and opened a photography studio at the address printed at the bottom of this cabinet card. He closed the studio in 1885 and went to work for another photographer (Saylor). According to the information aforementioned, this photograph was taken between 1883 and 1885. A Christmas/New Year’s message on the reverse of the photograph (see below) reveals that this charming girl’s name is Emily.

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HANDSOME MAN WITH A HANDSOME BEARD IN LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA

This cabinet card features a handsome gentleman with an interesting looking beard and mustache. The photographer of this image is Benjamin Franklin Saylor, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. His studio was the successor of Charles W. Eberman, in Lancaster. Saylor’s studio was located at 26 West King Street. Saylor was born in 1838 in Trappe, Pennsylvania. He was of German ancestry. Saylor was educated in public schools and at thirteen years of age, his father, a carpenter, died while doing work around his residence. Saylor moved to Philadelphia and at age 20, learned the business of photography. At age 27, he came to Lancaster and took over Eberman’s photo gallery. To view other interesting photographs of beards, click on the category of “Beards (Only the Best).

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