Thursday, April 10, 2014
Are these the same kid?
Anyone who has followed The New Found Photography knows there aren't a lot of baby photos to be seen. I know some people think pictures of babies are just soooo cute. Not me. I think baby photos are just plain boring.
These two cabinet cards go back to my early days of collecting when I cared more about age than the image itself. Too, I'm from Apollo, have been to Altoona, and I'm sure that attracted me as well. And to go with a more modern usage, how often do you see a re-purposed cabinet card? Mr. Schreckengost may not have been much of an artist/photographer, but he certainly was frugal. Why buy card stock with your own logo, when it's just as easy to put a sticker over another photographer's studio mark. And for the record, I was probably around 14 or 15 when I picked these up. I just turned 59.
So why do I think this might be the same kid? Written on the back of the second photo, "Marie Carskaddan, Apollo, 13 months-Dec. 1895." Anyway, they look like the same kid to me.
I haven't found anything, on line, about A.S. Wolfe, Schreckengost, or Howard, though, when I was in grade school, I got beat up, a lot, by a classmate named Schreckengost. Bobby, I think, but don't quote me on that. Nothing on little Marie, either.