Cabinet Card Photo: Couple

From my research, the cabinet card with lettering helps narrow down the date to the late 1800s. Due to the guidelines for a successful photo, the couple appears to be stiff and rigid. But to get a well-developed image at this time, the subjects in the picture could not move. In fact, if you study the photo closely, the couple is not even looking toward the photographer.

I am assuming the couple was wealthy. Not too many people got their photos taken during this time frame. Besides, their clothing style suggests wealth. Of course, I do not know if my assumptions are accurate. Perhaps, the couple saved to get the photo done and simply wearing their Sunday best.

The photo was taken at the East Side Gallery in Butler, Indiana. The image was finished by Neuman’s Superior Finish, which I find fascinating.

What do you see when you look at this image?

Vintage Photo: Great-Grandparents?

I know this photo is not the best image of this elderly couple. The old negative was damaged with lots of scratches. I cleaned the picture up to the best of my abilities.

Do I know this couple is actually holding their great-grandchild? No, I do not have any information. In the early years of photography, the photos marked special occasions. The couple does seem to be elderly, which is why I thought-great-grandparents.

What do you think?

Until next time…peace

Vintage Photo: Men by Fallen Tree

I do not have any information about this photo. The picture is from a box of negatives I purchased off eBay. The seller did not have any data on the images.

In my opinion, the men in the photo look related. The two men in the front could be father and son. Of course, with all my old photos, I am just guessing. Do you see the resemblance between the men?

I wonder if they were just posing for a group photo. Or perhaps, they were cutting the tree down for a specific use.

What do you think?

Until next time…peace

 

Music Observatory – Pasadena College

The image is from my latest finds. I cannot tell you if the picture is labeled music observatory or conservatory. I am assuming the writing reads music conservatory, Pasenda College. But I am not 100%.

The date is hard to read too. The original owner of the photograph wrote in pencil. So, the date either reads 1940 or 1946. Even though I did look up the information, I cannot find an exact match to the photo. If anyone knows, the history behind the photograph, please contact me. I am curious as usual.

Until next time…peace.