Item 2008.001.289 - Portrait of John Montgomery

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Portrait of John Montgomery

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  • ca. 1890 (Creation)
    Lee Photography

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1 photograph: 16.7 x 10.9

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Lee Photography was a studio in the city of Oconto, Wisconsin owned by Wilbur M. Lee. It was open from 1883-1970.

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Item consists of a white cabinet card with embossed silver text at bottom, "Lee" and "YORK/ NEB." with the design of an artist's palette and brushes at the centre surrounding the text "SUPERIOR/ FINISH". Photograph is a portrait of a man with high collared white shirt and patterened tie with open jacket. On verso, handwritten in pencil, "John Montgomery" and in brown ink, at right, "This picture/ belongs to/ Dorothy Higby".

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Fair. The card is torn across bottom left corner, although corner is still barely attached. Hole in card at top left corner. Image is yellowing and fading, card is abraded and dirty.

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