Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

Today’s offering is a cabinet card made by Smith (probably C. R. Smith based on the monogram). The ornate wicker is much like that I’ve seen in photos from the 1890s. This girl is definitely her daddy’s best girl! First off, she has a fancy dress in the sailor style, curled hair, and you can tell in her expression. It’s lucky to find a great expression like that on a vintage cabinet card! Secondly, she is being photographed with her father. I have seen lots of photos of boys and their fathers, but not many like this one.

2 thoughts on “Daddy’s girl

  1. IntenseGuy says:

    :) I looked at that fancy monogram and it says C – R – S. Slim pickings but…


    …shows the photographer – with samples of HER work! Note the photo in the center, lower row – the monogram matches your photo.

    Celia R. Smith (1860-) of of Sanford, Maine. And yes, she had quite a gift for charming shots!! I love this photo!


  2. Excellent photo..you are correct Fathers and Daughters photos are few and far between..she is a cutie and I love her smile..and I can almost imagine his smile too:)


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