Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Photo Number Thirteen


I wonder if this young lady talked with the photographer.     He was a pretty interesting gentleman.  William Fields immigrated with his family from England.  He trained as a baker, and then was a bookseller until his artistic nature couldn't be denied anymore and he became a photographer.  He was a photographer in a few different places before 1862..it was then he opened a studio in Lyons, Iowa ( Present day Clinton, Iowa) he had a studio there until 1895.

This is a cabinet card.
Her head measures 1 3/4 inches = 1866 to 1875
Rounded corners = after 1874
Photographer 1862 to 1895

So with this one it could be anywhere from 1874 to 1895.    I wonder if she was as serious as she looks in this photo?
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3 comments:

  1. Interesting info about how to date the photo. She kinda has that expression of "what now??" Hope you have a great day.

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  2. I love the look on her face. Interesting, and full of character.

    I also love that line you wrote, until his artistic nature could'nt be denied.

    We all feel better when we follow our bliss.

    Jen.

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  3. Well, with all the research you've done, if all is accurate, you've pretty well narrowed this down to 1874-1875. This has been fun, seeing all the different periods of photos. ~Abra

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