Sometimes we get lucky with names, sometimes not: Here’s a beautiful Cabinet Card portrait of a kind-looking older gentleman, maybe in his seventies or eighties. The writing on the bottom says (insert your best guess here on the name) “D. A. Tibbles. 1891.” So, Ancestry, Find A Grave and city directories were searched but we couldn’t find anyone under the possible last name of Tibbles or variations to fit his initials (and alternates) and time-frame.
The photo was taken by the Hartley (Edward F.) Studio, located at 309 W. Madison St. in Chicago. We’ll look into E. F. Hartley in the next post.
Cabinet Card photo. 1891. Photo studio: Edward F. Hartley, Chicago, Illinois.
Price: $10.00 Size: 4 and 1/4 x 6 and 1/2″