INTERESTING COUPLE IN MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN

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A young to middle aged couple pose for their portrait at Miller Brothers studio in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The studio was located on the corner of 3rd and Chestnut Streets. They pose in a studio setting that screams “rustic”. The wood fence, shabby chair, and country backdrop help create the rural feel. The man in this photograph is wearing an interesting beard (see the category “Beards (Only the Best)”. He is holding a book in his left hand and coupled with his attire, the image creates an impression that he is an educated man. The woman is wearing a very plain dress and a serious expression. This cabinet card is in very good condition (see scans).

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STONED FACE GENTLEMAN IN WAUSAU, OR MERRILL, WISCONSIN

This cabinet card portrait features a well dressed older man with a well groomed beard. Although his beard is full; it is not attached to sideburns. The gentleman appears tired and he exhibits no hint of a smile. The photographer of this photograph is Edgar G. Fleming. At the time that this photo was taken, Fleming had studios in both Wausau and Merrill, Wisconsin. According to a couple of Badger state directories, he was active in Wausau between 1884 and 1886 and active in Merrill between 1891 and 1895. These dates are not completely accurate because they do not show any overlap in years which would allow him to operate the two studios at the same time. Fleming also had a studio in Columbus, Wisconsin (1895-1896). This scalloped photograph has excellent clarity and is in excellent condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF HOWARD BRISCOE : RAILROAD CARPENTER : BARABOO, WISCONSIN

The handsome young man in this photograph is named Howard Briscoe. His name is inscribed on the reverse of this cabinet card photo. Briscoe lived in Baraboo, Wisconsin. He lived there all, or most of his life. Briscoe was born in 1878. His father was a miller by trade, Briscoe’s wife was named Julia Simon Briscoe. Howard Briscoe worked as a carpenter for a railroad company. The photographer of this image, Mr. Mould, is mentioned in a number of photographic journals. He placed an ad for his studio in a book about Sauk County, Wisconsin (1891). The Photographic Times (1898) reports on his appointment to a lobbying committee of the Photographers Association of Wisconsin. The Encyclopedia Dubuque (1911) reveals that Sim Mould operated a photographic studio at 107 Main Street in Dubuque, Iowa. The cabinet card gallery has other photographs by Mould, Place his name in the search box to view these other images. The town of Baraboo is situated on the Baraboo river. The town was settled by Abe Wood and originally called Adams. In 1852 it was renamed Baraboo. In the town’s early history it became the home of several sawmills. In the nineteenth century the town served as the headquarters of several circuses, including Ringling Brothers. Baraboo became known as “Circus City”. This cabinet card photo is in excellent condition (see scans).

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CONFUSING FAMILY CONSTELLATION PORTRAIT IN MADISON, WISCONSIN

three couples cc three couples cc 1 three couples cc 2 three couples cc 4This cabinet card portrait is likely a family portrait, judging by a strong family resemblance among a number of the individuals in the photograph. The woman sitting on the right side of the bottom row is holding an open photograph album. She is also arm in arm with the woman sitting next to her. This image is difficult to analyze in terms of the exact family constellation represented. Are these people siblings? Like many other photographs of this era, it is impossible to confidently hypothesize about the exact relationships between the subjects. The photographer of this cabinet card is Edwin Rodney Curtiss (1836-1906) and his studio was located in Madison, Wisconsin. Curtiss was born in Southington, Connecticut and married Eva A. Lingenfetler of Fonda, New York in 1859. This cabinet card family portrait is in very good condition (see scans).

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LITTLE GIRL IN A FIELD OF DAISIES IN BARABOO,WISCONSIN

 

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baraboo 1A cute little girl with curly hair poses in a studio created field of daisies for photographer Sim Mould. The studio was located in Baraboo, Wisconsin. The girl is wearing a dress wth a lace collar and has a flower pinned to the front of her dress. An inscription on the reverse of the cabinet card indicates that the child’s name is Hattie Acot. Unfortunately, no biographical information could be found about her. The photographer, Mr. Mould is mentioned in a number of photographic journals. He placed an ad for his studio in a book about Sauk County, Wisconsin (1891). The Photographic Times (1898) reports on his appointment to a lobbying committee of the Photographers Association of Wisconsin. The Encyclopedia Dubuque (1911) reveals that Sim Mould operated a photographic studio at 107 Main Street in Dubuque, Iowa. The town of Baraboo is situated on the Baraboo river. The town was settled by Abe Wood and originally called Adams. In 1852 it was renamed Baraboo. In the town’s early history it became the home of several sawmills. In the nineteenth century the town served as the headquarters of several circuses, including Ringling Brothers. Baraboo became known as “Circus City”.  This cabinet card portrait is in very good condition (see scans).

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ADORABLE BROTHER AND SISTER IN RICE LAKE, WISCONSIN

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This cabinet card portrait features an adorable and well dressed brother and sister. The cute little girl sits in a chair holding an open book in her lap. Her younger brother stands beside her holding his hat by his side. The photographer of this fine image is Homer C. Reed. The “History of Baron County” (1922) reveals that Reed bought the Rice Lake studio of T. H. Webster in 1893. The Wisconsin Photographers Index, compiled by the Wisconsin Historical Society reports that Webster operated his Rice Lake studio until 1928. Homer Reed was born in Michigan and began his photography career in Forest City, Iowa. He married Adda A. Smith in 1895 and she served as an assistant in his photography studio.

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JENNIE HALL HUTCHINS: PROFILE PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY WOMAN FROM EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN

 

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This cabinet card portrait features a pretty young woman named Jennie Hall Hutchins. The identification is made by an inscription on the reverse of the photograph. The inscriber describes her as “Grandpa’s half sister”. Preliminary research did not yield any further information about Miss Hutchins. The photographer of this image is no stranger to the Cabinet Card Gallery. At the time of this writing, the gallery has four other photographs by Frederick Bonell.  In addition to having a studio in Eau Claire (the location where this photograph was taken), he also conducted business in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. One source states that Bonell worked as a photographer between 1879 and 1890. To view other photographs by Bonell,  click on the category “Photographer: Bonell”.

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TWO YOUNG WOMEN WEARING FANCY HATS IN EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN

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Two young women pose for their portrait at the Bonell studio in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The women are beautifully dressed and their nice figures are assisted by the corsets that they are wearing. Note their fancy hats. The Cabinet Card Gallery has several photographs by Frederick Bonell. To view these photographs and to learn more about Mr. Bonell, click on the category “Photographer: Bonell”.

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FOUR VERY COOL LOOKING YOUNG MEN IN ASHLAND, WISCONSIN

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This cabinet card portrait features four well dressed hatted young men posing for their portrait at the J. A. Jones studio in Ashland, Wisconsin. The men present themselves with an air of confidence. That is particularly true of the fellow seated on the right of the photograph. All four men are wearing vests and the two men in the front row appear to be wearing identical striped shirts. It is my theory that the men work in the same business and that is what brings them together for this group portrait. The photographer of this image is John A. Jones. He operated a photography studio in Ashland between 1893 and 1916. A man with the same name had a studio in Hurley, Wisconsin between 1919 and 1922, although I am uncertain that they are one and the same person. Apparently, Mr. Jones of Ashland was a bit of an entrepreneur. Motor Age (1909) reported that Jones bought a sixteen passenger truck to establish a sightseeing stage line between Ashland and Odanah, the seat of the big Indiana Reservation of northern Wisconsin.

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WEDDING PHOTO OF A SLOUCHING GROOM AND HIS AUSTERE BRIDE

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This cabinet card photograph is a wedding portrait featuring a slouching groom and an austere bride. The wedding couple are both adorned with flowers. The groom in this photo is probably trying to project a relaxed appearance but instead comes off as sloppy. He is slouching while leaning on a chair and his hand is partially in his pocket. This is not a spectacular pose. His bride is wearing a pretty dark wedding dress with a long veil. She is also wearing a rather frosty expression. The photographer of this portrait is the Dawson studio which was located in New London, Wisconsin. J. C. Dawson’s studio was in business in New London from 1877  through 1914. After his death in 1914, the studio continued to operate under it’s name with a new proprietor. Dawson also had a studio is Oshkosh between 1891 and 1893. He operated a third studio in Hortonsville in at least 1893. Dawson (1856-1914) was married to Almeda Dawson in 1880. The 1900 US census found him living in New London with his wife, two daughters (ages 15 and 18),  father, and one boarder.  SOLD

 

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