The photographer is Beatty in Sigourney Iowa
Leora Cora Shimmin
Both first names have been erased and then added…also I think the last name was added by someone else.
This cabinet card has a light pink back. It may show up as dark pink since I messed with the contrast. During the 1880’s to 1890’s different colors were used on the face and the back of some cabinet cards.
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Update from Iggy:
I think the last name is Shimmin. There is a John Shimmin in FindaGrave that lists a son Edward J. They lived in Sigourney, Keokuk, Iowa.
Edward J Shimmen (mentioned above) married Cora Estella Dillon. They moved from Chicago (in 1910) to Pasadena, California by 1920.
Ed and Cora had only one child, according to the 1910 census. The son, Fred, eventually moved to be with his parents in California.
After Cora passed in 1936, Fred and his wife Lillian moved in with his dad (Edward Shimmen) in Pasadena. I can't tell whether the younger couple had any children, but likely not. Fred died in 1963, Lillian in 1973. According to Lillian's obituary, she was buried in New Albany, Indiana,
Cora was born in March of 1868 and died in October of 1936. I am not certain if this is an old enough photo to be Cora...perhaps the photo was TO Ed and Cora Shimmen??