Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) graces this cabinet photo with her full-name signature; the
mounted sepia portrait grades near mint, photo measures 4.25” x 6.5”, and features a well-
known profile image of the author in here later years. Stowe’s black-ink script rates “10” and
contrasts beautifully against the white lower margin. A large and attractive imprint on the
reverse advertises photographer “Geo. H. Hastings” of Boston. This item has been examined by
Printed in pencil on back is: Edward Thorn (Grandpa), Eddie Thorn – High Wire & Jugler [sic] is listed in Buffalo Bills Wild West, Season of 1900, Route Book, Under Performers & Curios. The image inscribed – Okolalie – Dr. Palmas and Grandpa Thorn. (8.25 by 5.25")
A nice late 19th century sixth-plate image of conductor/engineer in uniform holding
lantern and wear a pocket watch. This appears to be a studio image; although good
contrast it is difficult to read hat plate. (3.375" x 2.25")
The back is printed with the logo of "B. F. Ferguson, Artist, S. W. Corner 8th & Arch, Philada, Photographs taken in every style, plain or colored. Also photo-miniatures". Clipped corners, otherwise excellent.
Dimensions: 4 by 2.5-inches.
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