Sunday, October 27, 2013

Photo Number 1384

This is a Cabinet Card from the antique shop in Moorhead Minnesota.
R. Gibson Moorhead Antiques
A lovely young lady with huge sleeves, a flower and an updo.
We also have a name.
R. Gibson Moorhead Antiques back
Miss R Gibson  1895
The date matches with the Photographer Arthur Bentley’s time in Fargo 1895 to 1900.
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Update from Iggy:
Ruby Gibson (b. abt 1887 in Scotland) the daughter of Robert and Angela (Jenkins) Gibson - and if so, her sister was famous - Angela Murray Gibson. They lived in Fargo and Casselton ND.

In the newspaper article it states the Ruby was the older sister and Angela was the younger sister.  While her sister attended college Ruby worked at Herbst Clothing Store in Fargo, she had a gift for merchandising and Isaac Herbst helped her start her own store in Casselton ND called The Bee Hive Store.  She supported her sister financially with her film making efforts.  Her sister Angela was one of the first female motion picture directors. 

2 comments:

  1. I think this might be Ruby Gibson (b. abt 1887 in Scotland) the daughter of Robert and Angela (Jenkins) Gibson - and if so, her sister was famous - Angela Murray Gibson. They lived in Fargo and Casselton ND.

    The sister's story -

    http://bismarcktribune.com/news/columnists/curt-eriksmoen/female-movie-director-from-carrington/article_190339d8-2d1a-11e3-bfda-0019bb2963f4.html


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