Cabinet Card of a Woman with a Raccoon

Larned, Kan[sa]s. E.A. Harris, [circa 1876].

Price: $450.00

Unbound. Cabinet albumen photograph. Image size 3.75" x 5.5" on a 4.25" x 6.5" card with photographer's name and address printed in red in the lower margin. Ink title on rear "The Coone's Picture." A little wear at the corners, else nice and very near fine. Photograph of a raccoon standing on a tree trunk, with a woman in long skirt and hat wearing thick gloves, standing beside it. Larned is a small city and the county seat of Pawnee County in eastern central Kansas. It isn't clear whether the raccoon is alive or stuffed, although if the latter why would the woman be wearing the thick gloves? What does it all mean? In any event, a spectacular image.

Item #412827

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Cabinet Card of a Woman with a Raccoon