This is an adorable baby, no doubt, but I chose this photograph because of how her hair has been curled into a little bow on the top of her head. That is one way of showing that this is a girl child, now isn’t it? The photographer was Hardy & Van Arnam at 390 River St, Troy NY. These photographers were one of the most prolific of the CdV era.
Baby bow girl is also going to kick off another photo album that I purchased last year, although the chances of finding living relatives may be a true challenge even to Iggy’s fabulous curiosity and research skills. The album is call the “Dobb Long Book” but there are very few people identified within. It is possible to sometimes tell who were the couples, and when that is possible I’ll post them together, but beyond that…. it’s almost totally lost to history.
Next post will be a more in-depth description of the album and a very interesting cabinet card.