Thursday, June 8, 2017

Photo Number 2618

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

Cab Card Iowa DL ant

Saul was the photographer in Humboldt Iowa.

I believe this may have been taken about 1885 because the man has just one button of his suit coat buttoned.

Cab Card Iowa DL ant

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  1. Interesting article on the photographer.

    1. P.F. Saul bought out a photographer named Parker and according to his obituary "came to Humboldt in 1887 and immediately became active in business and community work."

      One of the locations of P.F. Saul's studio was in a wooden building located on the corner where Worthington Insurance and Real Estate is now situated. He used a large, bulky Centuryview camera for his sittings. His portrait subjects were lit by natural light from skylights, incandescent lamps, or flash powder. As photographic processes improved, Saul changed from dry plates to cut film.


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