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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.
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!