Item 2008.001.193 - Portrait of a man in suit with polka dot bowtie

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Portrait of a man in suit with polka dot bowtie

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  • c. 1887 (Creation)
    The Maxwell Studio

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1 photograph: 17.5 x 12.5

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The Maxwell Studio was operated by brothers Charles Thomas and Joseph D. Maxwell and was located in Walla Walla, Washington. It was opened by Joseph D. Maxwell in 1875, and in 1878 Charles D. joined. Two more studios in Spokane Falls and Dayton Washington were also opened by the brothers, and all three operated until about 1900

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Item is a cabinet card with black fabric lining on card with oval photograph showing a man with curled moustache and a polka dot bowtie and striped shirt. At lower right, embossed in gold, "Maxwell/ WALLA WALLA,/ WASH." A few pen marks added to enhance moustache.

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