A boy and a man in Binghamton, New York

By: usermattw

Apr 13 2014

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Category: Children, Men

6 Comments

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What it is:

Two cabinet cards, each measuring 4.25 x 6.5 inches.

 

What I know about it:

Photographer for both is French of Binghamton, New York.  (The fancy monogram in the middle should be comprised of the photographer’s initials, but I’m having a hard time sorting them out.)  Otherwise undated and unidentified.

 

Comments:

As always, it’s interesting to take two similar photos and compare and contrast.  I don’t know if these guys are related, but it seems like a definite possibility.   Both photos came from the same eBay lot years ago, and while there were plenty of seemingly random photos, there were a number from Binghamton.   Comparing them, I noticed that French’s photography studio was located at 82 Court Street, a photographer named Gilmore was located at 80 Court Street, one named Murphy was located at 120 Court Street, and one called Evans was located at 48 & 50 Court Street.  That’s a lot of competition in one small area!

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