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Estimate: $ 300 - $ 500
Female American Photographers. Thirteen Cabinet Cards.
Including photographs taken by Emma Olson of St. Paul, Minnesota; Mrs. F. Nixon [Brooklyn, NY?]; Miss [Minnie] Libby of Norway, Maine; Mrs. Harrison [no place]; an image produced by the Ladies Library Publishing & Portrait Co. in New York City; Julia O. Charles of Salamanca, New York; and Lydia Cadwell of Chicago, Illinois; including five images of women; one image of a couple; and seven images of men; sizes vary slightly, each approximately 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 in.
Minne Libby (1863-1947) operated her successful photo studio in Maine for sixty years. She attended the Boston Museum School, which is where she learned the art of photography. She was also an accomplished painter and a free spirit who eschewed the traditional clothing approved for women, preferring instead to wear men's shirts (with flamboyant neckwear) and knickers.