Monday, August 22, 2011

Today's Shades Old Photograph

This week's series is Siblings.


Today's Shades Old Photograph starts the week with a series called Siblings. Three impeccably dressed siblings; the photographed was taken by Falk.

Benjamin J. Falk was born 14 October 1853 in New York City. He was one of the leading New York photographers who specialized in celebrities. He was a well-known New York photographer from the opening of his first studio at 347 E. 14th Street in 1877 to his death 19 March 1925. This photograph lists his address as 13 and 15 West 24th St., Madison Square. A studio he designed and opened in 1892.

He also had a studio at Twenty-third Street and Broadway, on the site of the present Flatiron Building. He left Twenty-third Street and Broadway and established a gallery in the Waldorf-Astoria at West 33rd Street. (Dates not yet determined.)

Are these children celebrities, or were their parents celebrities? Or were they just the children of wealthy parents who wanted them photographed by Falk?

Photographs:

Three Siblings. Cabinet Card. ca. 1892 - 1904. Original Cabinet Card Panel privately held by the footnoteMaven, Preston, Washington. 2007

2 Comments:

Blogger Dorene from Ohio said...

Their eyes are so beautiful!

August 22, 2011 at 12:48 PM  
OpenID dee-burris said...

Such distinctive eyes!

October 4, 2011 at 11:53 AM  

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