Girl from Reno, Nevada

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What it is:

Photo (a bit larger than 3.75 x 5.75 inches) mounted into a cardboard frame/folder.

What I know about it:

Photographer is Brinsmead Studio of Reno, Nevada.  Otherwise undated and unidentified.


When I post these photos, I tend to Google the names of the photographers (among other things) to see if anything comes up.  In this case, I discovered that the Brinsmead family is represented by a website of worldwide family history and genealogy, including a special page for our photographer here.  Henry (Harry) Brinsmead apparently came to Reno from Australia.  That’s interesting to me because it strikes me as an unusual emigration route for the time, though I could be wrong.  As for the photo itself, I don’t have much to say about it except that I think it’s lovely.

8 comments on “Girl from Reno, Nevada”

  1. she’s lovely. but she’s either a wee bit too small, or the ribbon is perhaps just a tad oversized… 😉

  2. I have several differences of artistic opinion with the photographer and the girl’s parents, is all I’m going to say…

    Australia to Reno makes sense in the Gold Rush era, but not sure about after that; but there wasn’t much between Australia and SF, and there aren’t many early-Twentieth-Century places between SF and Reno, so I can see that migration without much effort.

    • I didn’t mean the route seemed inconceivable, I just (perhaps incorrectly) think of the Australia of a century ago being the sort of place people migrated to rather than from, and the primary immigrants coming to the US from the west as coming from Asia. So it’s interesting to see him making a journey that is an exception.

  3. Amazing photography. It is so well done. 🙂

    • Thanks, Charlie. I agree it’s beautiful. (I wish I could take more credit for it than just having posted it here. LOL)

      • Well not many people would get to see these images if it was not for you Matt 🙂 Its very cool work that you do 🙂 Thanks 🙂

      • Thanks, Charlie! It’s getting me to look at them all again, too, since they had mostly just been packed away in boxes. Thanks for the positive feedback on what I’m doing here. I’m always happy to rope other people into enjoying my hobbies with me. 🙂

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