Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

This lovely young woman is one of the unidentified cabinet cards from the C. Murray Album.  She may be a cousin, friend, relation of the Streeter family, it’s just impossible to tell now. The photographer, D. B. Chase, was well established in Colorado, and many of his photographs of the region are in a special collection at the New Mexico State University Library. He was one of several photographers who documented the American Southwest in the late 19th century. He was active between 1873-1897, but we can safely date this photo to the 1890s based on the clothing the young lady is wearing. D. B. Chase passed away in 1897.

2 thoughts on “A lovely young woman

  1. I looked at this gal for quite some time..take another look and look at the hairline..and the nose and the area between her eyebrows..then look at the next wedding photo again..I am thinking this gal is one and the same..being younger in this photo. At any rate it is a great Cabinet Card:)


  2. mrsmarvel says:

    The only difficulty I’m having with that is that this photo is a young woman in the 1890s and the wedding photo is from the 1880s. She can’t have looked younger after her wedding could she? We all know what marriage does to us, ha ha ha. But seriously, that is my struggle.


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