Wilhelmine S. M. Gathje Calling Card

Wilhemine S. M. Gathje

White calling card with decorative raised border for Wilhelmine S. M. Gathje. (The gold-patterned background was just for scanning purposes.) This card was beautifully done. Check out the surprise under the S!  And according to online birth and death information Miss Gathje was born in 1864 and died in Nebraska in 1899, so this card could be from about 1880 – 1899.

Calling Card, circa 1880 – 1899.

Price:  $15.00

Source:  Find A Grave Memorial #74357733. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi. (Ancestry.com)

Young Woman in Lace, San Francisco

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A cabinet card photo of a beautiful young woman, possibly sprucing up her look for the camera with the lace fichu she wears over her dress. Photographer Oscar V. Lange (1853-1913), 1025 Market St., San Francisco, California. This photo was probably taken in the mid-1880’s. According to the 1883 San Francisco city directory, Oscar Lange was then working and residing at 1023 Market St. Since the cabinet card shows the address as 1025, perhaps he was living next door to the studio at that time. The 1886 Berkeley, CA voter registration shows he had moved (residence) to Berkeley, and many subsequent voter reg and city directories show his residence there as 1400 Milvia, corner of Milvia and Rose. Besides being known as a prominent West Coast photographer, Lange also painted landscapes.

Frank Robertson

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Cabinet Card, circa 1907.

Price:  $10.00

A handsome young man, named Frank Robertson, possibly of Paducah, Texas. This Cabinet Card has writing on the back showing, “Mrs. Ruth Robertson, Paducah, Tex., son. Died Nov. 22, 1907.”  Maybe this would have been made as a memorial, hard to know, but in any case the border design is very cool. Note the charming butterfly at the lower left.

Princess Louise

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Nellie H. Bonney trade card showing a beautiful print of Her Royal Highness, the Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll. Miss Bonney can be found in various Haverhill, Massachusetts city directories and also on the 1880 Federal Census taken in Haverhill, showing her occupation as milliner,  and born about 1844. To the bottom right of the drawing is the lithographer’s last name and location:  Bufford, Boston. This print was produced by John Henry Bufford (1810-1870) an artist, lithographer, and publisher of prints. It is uncertain who was the actual artist of this work.

Trade Card. Nellie H. Bonney, Milliner. Haverhill, Mass. Circa 1880 – 1885.

Price:  $25.00     Size:  About 2 and 5/8 x 4 and 1/2″

Sources:  Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll. n.d. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Louise,_Duchess_of_Argyll. (accessed November 14, 2015).

John Henry Bufford. n.d. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Henry_Bufford (accessed November 14, 2015).

Year: 1880; Census Place: Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts; Roll: 529; Family History Film: 1254529; Page: 25D; Enumeration District: 182; Image: 0476. (Ancestry.com)