Couple from Indiana, Pennsylvania

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What it is:

Cabinet card measuring just under 4.25 x 6.5 inches.

What I know about it:

Photographer is T. B. Clark of Indiana, Pennsylvania.  Otherwise undated and unidentified.


Indiana, Pennsylvania, is another one of those towns that is disproportionately represented in my collection.  Looking back, I see they were all purchased among the same large lot of otherwise random photos, but it still surprises me that this is my fourth post of photos from such a small town.  (The only other one from the same photographer so far is this one.)  By the way the back of this card is kind of interesting, with its pink color and Egyptian motif, so I posted it here.  As for today’s couple, they look a little uncertain about the proceedings, but they don’t look entirely unhappy.

6 comments on “Couple from Indiana, Pennsylvania”

  1. She is very pretty in a possessed kind of way.

  2. There were at least three photographers during that time in Indiana, PA. They were Clark, Smith and Tiffany. I believe all were on the same street. I’m related to Tiffany but have so many relatives from Indiana which may have used some of the other photographers as well. I’d be very interested in this particular collection that you bought. I may know of some of the people and if not, I am in contact with someone who grew up there and knew many families.

    Do you ever sell any of your pictures? Just curious.

    • Hi Karen. Thanks for your comment! I think you’re only the second person who has said they were related to one of the photographers. It’s always fun to hear about people’s connections to the photos or their subject matter. And thanks for the information. I have done four posts of photos from Indiana, PA, including examples from all three photographers, Clark, Smith and Tiffany. If you enter the words “Indiana Pennsylvania” in the search box at the bottom of the page, you’ll pull up all four. The particular purchase I made was just a random bunch of old photos on eBay. I don’t think they were a particular collection, like a family album or something, but since four came from the same small town, it’s possible the dealer got them from the same source. I’ll have to look through my boxes to see if I have any more. Meanwhile, I’m a collector, not a dealer, and don’t make a practice of selling my photos, but I’m not a rigid museum archive, so if somebody finds a long-lost photo of their grandmother or something, I’ll listen to requests. The majority of the photos in my collection (including the ones from Indiana, PA) are unidentified, which is probably why they end up being sold to people like me rather than kept as family heirlooms. 🙂

  3. Thank you for your reply. I believe I was the one who wrote you earlier about being related. I already have a huge collection of vintage photos that have been mostly identified by my grandmother before she passed. I loved them so much that I made family history photo books as gifts for family members. If it turns out that any of the four pictures are indeed relatives that I have not been able to find, I would be interested in getting a good scanned picture via email…if you would be willing to do that. 😉

    I love your blog and look forward to each new picture you post.

    • Oh, yes, that was you! Sorry I didn’t make the connection right away. How wonderful that you have all those photos and were able to get them identified. I’m sure your family members treasure the books you sent them and appreciate your efforts. And yes, I’m happy to send scans of whichever pictures you find connections to. Thank you so much for your compliment! I’m really happy to hear you are enjoying my blog. 🙂

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