Daddy’s girl

Today’s offering is a cabinet card made by Smith (probably C. R. Smith based on the monogram). The ornate wicker is much like that I’ve seen in photos from the 1890s. This girl is definitely her daddy’s best girl! First off, she has a fancy dress in the sailor style, curled hair, and you can tell in her expression. It’s lucky to find a great expression like that on a vintage cabinet card! Secondly, she is being photographed with her father. I have seen lots of photos of boys and their fathers, but not many like this one.

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