Friday, October 19, 2012

Photo Number 1026

This is a Cabinet Card from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

Cabinet Card Father and Son DL Antiques

The photographer is N. A. Preston Eau Claire, Wis.

A frail looking child and his/her father.  I will guess it is a boy?  What do you think?   Just like in the Walt Disney Movies..I wonder where is the Mama?  You can see a posing stand behind the chair.

The gentleman has rough looking but gentle hands..he works out of doors for sure.  The top button of his jacket is buttoned  that makes me think this photo could have ben taken in the early 1880’s.  His trousers appear to have somewhat of a striped pattern that was popular in the 1880’s.  Wisconsin became a State in that is of no help.

Thanks for stopping by.  Do come again:)


  1. What a captivating photo. Unlike yesterday's rather artless pose of two kids plopped on a chair that was dragged outside, this one shows some real art - and captures a deep sense of parent-child love.

  2. A wonderful photo. I agree that the child looks like a boy.

  3. It looks like a boy, a sweet photo.

  4. Sweet composition. It is interesting to contrast the dad's face and hands. Tough but gentle. Wonder what the story was behind this grouping.


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