Three friends in Greenfield, Massachusetts

This cabinet card was made by Benjamin F. Popkins (1822-1905), the first photographer to set up a professional studio in Greenfield.  The sitters aren't identified.  The photo was accompanied by two additional cabinet cards by Popkins, showing one of the women from different angles.  All three portraits may have belonged to her, or the three... Continue Reading →

In costume in New Bedford

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 →

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