Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past


Browsing through my photo treasures, I came across this lovely young lady, posed in a thoughtful and reflective mien, and realized that this also came from the same shop as Millard Fillmore, etc. Looking at the previous photo I have identified as Lois Montgomery, wife of Eylar Fillmore, I suspect this is another photo of that same lady. The photographer was Ross’s 20th Century Gallery in Olathe, KS. The photo itself is 2.5″ x 6″ and mounted on bristol board that is about 4.5″ x 8.75″. That doesn’t make it a cabinet card, but what were these 20th century mounted photos called? Just “portraits”?

3 thoughts on “Lois, is that you?

  1. Beautiful young woman! I too always want to call them cabinet cards and never know for sure what to call the cards after 1900.


  2. Auntie Kat says:

    Her dress has sooo many pin tucks in the skirt. Ugh! to be the seamstress that put those in. I’m glad is wasn’t me. Don’t count on any of my period skirts having pin tucks! It sure is pretty.


    1. Mrs Marvel says:

      Do you think they had pleaters at that time? I won’t be venturing into the 20th century myself for that reason alone, hahaha.


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