UPDATE: I had assumed the clothing in this photo was Scottish, but someone said the design of the bottom of the dress looks more Irish. Any insights from visitors would be appreciated! This bonnie lass was photographed by O. Frank Stafford in Minneapolis. According to the Minnesota Historical Society's "Directory of Minnesota Photographers," his studio... Continue Reading →
This photograph was taken in Watertown, New York, a few miles from Lake Ontario and only 31 miles from the Canadian border. The name of the studio at the bottom of the cabinet card looks like "Gray," but I have yet to find a record of a photographer there by that name. I assume the... Continue Reading →
An oar appears for the second time on this blog in this cabinet card from New Bedford, Massachusetts. Printing at the bottom indicates it was made at the O'Neil photography studio in the Hastings' Building. The girls are all wearing the same Classical costume, with one holding the oar in her hand, suggesting it was... Continue Reading →
This postcard is inscribed "1926 Carnaval. LIX" lower right. The reverse is a standard back with no additional information. I'd love to know something about the people in this remarkable portrait!
This postcard was made from an earlier portrait of William Brodie, an itinerant Scottish performer who called himself Heather Jock. Born in Paisley in 1802, he entertained village crowds into his seventies. His songs and dances were especially popular with children. In The Saturday Review (London) of Jan. 30, 1897, R. B. Cunningham Grahame wrote: So... Continue Reading →