Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

This lovely cabinet card from the Red Velvet Album features a very cute baby in a dress trimmed with gorgeous lace. The baby is a blondie, and I think might have been a boy by the side part that is sort of there. However, being such a undefined part, it could just be the way the baby’s hair fell and this is a girl. It is unidentified, so we will never know.

The photographer was J. E. Hall in Meadville, PA. The cabinet card itself is interesting with the way the edges are beveled. I have seen deckled edges but not this style. Since deckled edges were popular in the 1890s I’ll date this in the same decade.

4 thoughts on “Baby in a lacy dress

  1. IntenseGuy says:

    Even if it looks like a “J” the photographer was Ira Eugene (I.E.) Hall (b. July 1855 in PA) who married Inez A. Ellison and had no children.


    1. Mrs Marvel says:

      The script on these cards is killing me lately! Maybe I really do need to get my eyes checked. Sigh…


  2. usermattw says:

    What a droll expression on the baby’s face!


  3. Love the lace around the bottom of the dress:)


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