Monday, October 26, 2015

Photo Number 2053

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

Unknown Platt Co  Brainerd ant

Platt was the photographer from 17 Douglas Ave. Elgin, Ill.

Unknown Platt Co  Brainerd ant back

The back of the Cabinet Card gives us a date 1890. 

Works of the Elgin National Watch Company


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  1. I wonder if this is a funeral card. I have one that is posted with the guy and things all around his photo.

  2. When I saw that fixed gaze, and the setting of the portrait, I wondered that same thing...funeral card.

    Which makes me know how people didn't even smile in those old photographs because supposedly the slightest twitch of a muscle would blur the picture? Well, how on earth did these people keep from blinking?

    1. Blinking wasn't as bad a moving. Moving blurs the exposure and blinking doesn't not sure why:)

  3. Just to be sure, I checked S. L. Platt and he definitely was a photographer and very active in the 1880-1890s.


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