Lucretia A. Richmond

If you're confused about why you're looking at a photo of a young man when the title of this post is Lucretia A. Richmond, let me explain. Upon purchasing this tintype I found a piece of paper affixed to the reverse.  It reads "L.A. Richmond Belleville Kansas."  Also written in the upper corner is 165... Continue Reading →

Cloudy Days Good As Sunshine

This cabinet card has so much going for it!  From the lovely studio backdrop to the girl's big-eyed, faraway stare,  to the awkward pose made to show off her dress bustle (and wow, what a bustle!)  Bustles reached extreme proportions in the mid-1880s. The back of the card is just as interesting.  The artwork offers... Continue Reading →

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