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Posted 5 years ago


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My first attraction to this cabinet card was the beautiful girl; however, most of its value and collectibility lies in the fact that it is a photographers advertising piece.

The front shows the skill at which the photographers can take a likeness of children. The back of the card sings the praises of the Arthur & Philbric studio out of Detroit: "This photograph was made by the Instantaneous Process... whereby the best results are obtained", "We invite inspection and comparison", "A call at our Studio will convince you."

If you look closely you can see an "A & P" carved into the picket fence for the photographers studio!

Reproduction of these images in any form is prohibited.



  1. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks tony and bellin.

  2. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks amber and bratjdd.

  3. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    That smile is perfect to advertise their technique & expertise.
    This is a great piece!
    Love it!!

  4. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks for looking and commenting david, I couldn't agree more!

  5. jameyrd jameyrd, 4 years ago
    According to the research I see, Philbric's name is listed in directories spelled Philbrick. I found: "Arthur & Philbrick, artistic photographers, 204 and 206 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI and Toledo Branch, 159 Summit St., Toledo, OH (1890s)". Grand Rapids is also a small city just outside of Toledo; I wonder if it was Grand Rapids, Ohio or Michigan? Great Item and wonderful smile!
  6. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks for looking jamey. They certainly got a cute kid for the photo!

    I would think the "k" was an assumption in the city directories.

  7. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks for looking toni!

  8. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks agh.

  9. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks gritty!


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