This cabinet card features a portrait of a very pretty young girl from Vienna, Austria dressed in fine clothing and holding a bouquet of flowers. Her hair is styled for her day at the photographer and she is wearing a hair bow.
A soldier and his bride pose for their wedding portrait at the studio of Balde, located in either Salzburg, Wildbad, Gastein, Znaim or Retz. These cities are located in different countries; Austria, Germany and Czech Republic. The studio was formerly known as Wagner & Leeb. The soldier in this photograph has been identified as German by the former owner of the image, but the accuracy of this identification is uncertain.
+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+ Wedding Portrait of couple, Chicago c. 1890. Her gown is of white, sheer cotton and its bodice is made in the fashionable "pouter pidgeon" style of the day. The skirt is trimmed with a large flounce of alternating strips of fabric and lace. Instead of a veil, she wears a white bow. Her narrow waist is encircled by a wide satin ribbon, and its streamers hang down her back. She carries a lovely bouquet of roses and ferns tied up with a wide ribbon.
This cabinet card features a very pretty and very fashionable young woman. She certainly had fashion sense and wore clothing well. The photographer and the location of the studio are not indicated on the cabinet card. However, there is an inscription on the reverse of the image. The initials “GSR” and the name “Mary Wood” provide some clues to the identity of the woman. On the reverse the date 1881.