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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

PORTRAIT OF A HANDSOME YOUNG MAN IN ATHOL, MA





bmarshphd posted: " A bright eyed and handsome young man poses for his portrait in the stduio of C. J. Kratt in Athol, Massachusetts. He has neatly combed hair. Besides his mustache, he is very clean shaven. He could pass for a Gillette razor model. The gentleman is dres"

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PORTRAIT OF A HANDSOME YOUNG MAN IN ATHOL, MASSACHUSETTS

by bmarshphd
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A bright eyed and handsome young man poses for his portrait in the stduio of C. J. Kratt in Athol, Massachusetts. He has neatly combed hair. Besides his mustache, he is very clean shaven. He could pass for a Gillette razor model. The gentleman is dressed for winter. Note his pocket watch chain. The reverse of the photograph has two inscribed names (see below). The top name is crossed out but looks like "J. Whitney". The second name appears to be J. W. Holton.
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bmarshphd | June 18, 2015 at 9:25 am | Tags: athol, C. J. Kratt, Kratt | Categories: Men | URL: http://wp.me/pnHKU-3Z6
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bmarshphd posted: " This cabinet card portrait features two young African American children sharing a large chair while posing at a photography studio in Denver, Colorado. The Beebe studio was located on Arapahoe Street within the mile high city. The children are adorabl"

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PORTRAIT OF TWO BRIGHT EYED AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILDREN IN DENVER, COLORADO

by bmarshphd
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This cabinet card portrait features two young African American children sharing a large chair while posing at a photography studio in Denver, Colorado. The Beebe studio was located on Arapahoe Street within the mile high city. The children are adorable. They are looking at the photographer with bright and wide open eyes. One wonders how the youngest child is being held into the chair. Perhaps there is a brace attached to seat so that the baby doesn't get injured due to falling or sliding onto the floor. In many cabinet card photographs of children this youngster's age, there is a hidden parent under some fabric holding the child in place. Good quality photographs of African American subjects are not easy to find. Discrimination and economic factors are among the principal causes of their relative rarity. The photographer of this cabinet card portrait is John E. Beebe. Denver city directories indicate that he operated his studio between 1887 and at least 1894. Langdonroad.com, a historical photographer directory, reports that before his arrival in Denver, Beebe was a photographer in Chicago, Illinois.
bmarshphd | June 15, 2015 at 12:09 pm | Tags: African-American, Denver, John Beebe | Categories: African Americans, Children | URL: http://wp.me/pnHKU-3Z1
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