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Photography Themed Victorian T…8 of 10Two more odd 1880s Trade Cards for Frank Pearsall, Brooklyn PhotographerPhotography Trade Card - 1880
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    Posted 10 years ago

    rniederman
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    Hopefully no one is offended by this, but I was attracted to the photography theme (photographer with wood & brass camera) as well as the oddly humerous sitting. As background, there was a time in early photography in which subjects were very nervous in front of a camera. I recently acquired an amazing 1850 book with a wonderful story of a farmer sitting for his first photograph. It seems that this is a recurring theme ... first haircut, first picture, etc. In researching Mokaska Coffee, it appears the company created numerous tradecards of varying themes and subjects. I'm a bit baffled by this particular choice of imagery, but from a photohistory point of view it tells a timeless story.

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    1. rniederman rniederman, 10 years ago
      Thanks for looking and feedback AmberRose and officialfuel!
    2. rniederman rniederman, 10 years ago
      Thanks, tommy1002.
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 10 years ago
      Want to hear about the farmer. Too long?
    4. rniederman rniederman, 10 years ago
      Thanks, kerry10456.

      blunderbuss2 ... I'll post the story about the farmer with a scan of a wonderful 1850 engraving of the story scene next week. Thanks for looking.
    5. rniederman rniederman, 10 years ago
      Thanks Hardbrake, chevy59, and vintagemad!
    6. rniederman rniederman, 10 years ago
      Thanks, packrat, Manikin, and mustangtony!
    7. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, bratjdd!
    8. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks, aghcollect!
    9. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 6 years ago
      HOW ABSOLUTELY GREAT IS THIS?? want one too for my collection.
    10. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks!
      ho2cultcha
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    11. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks, kyratango!

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