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J.H. Kent CDV of little Victorian boy behind sofa

J.H.Kent CDV. Private Collection.

Circa 1890. J.H.Kent CDV. Private Collection.

Another wonderful J.H. Kent photograph added to the fold. This time a CDV of a toddler boy placed behind a sofa with his hands over the back. I love how plain everything is so the focus is exclusively on the sitter, and I love that one of the buttons of the jacket is undone. No matter how still the pose seems, this is still an active little kid!

J.H. Kent. Rochester N.Y. CDV

J.H. Kent. Rochester N.Y. CDV

“Elementary, my dear Watson.” J.H. Kent cabinet card

Cabinet Card. Private Collection.

Circa 1892. Cabinet Card. Private Collection.

I was on a frustrating hunt for a caped gentleman and was happy to finally find this fellow (I don’t know why those are hard to find!). There’s this cloudy effect going on and it looks like it is original of the photo, but it could be some discoloration due to time. Intentional or not, I do think it makes this cabinet card look like the man was standing outside on a foggy morning! The gentleman is IDed as Dean Smith on the back.

A close up of Mr. Smith, and a little more on J.H. Kent the photographer after the cut.

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