On Court Avenue

The cabinet card is not quite as sturdy as one would expect from an established photographer like Benjamin E. Goldsberry, and his studio logo was stamped in haste across the bottom, leaving the green-inked words crookedly confirming the man's location--Court Avenue in Bedford,┬áthe county seat of Taylor County, Iowa. Ben Goldsberry operated cameras like an … Continue reading On Court Avenue

For Marion

Page twelve of the Minor Family Album holds a cabinet card addressed to my great-great-grandfather, Marion Minor (1828-1913). The paper photograph is mounted on a basic ivory-colored cardstock, the photographer's information stamped at the bottom. The woman's face holds a gentle expression, her dark hair swept back to enhance her dark eyes. ┬áHer dress looks … Continue reading For Marion