This original cabinet card photograph is over 115 years old. The original unfortunately was torn in half. The original cabinet card is approximately 3.5 inches x 5.25 inches.
The original cabinet card photograph prior to digital restoration.
The reproduction of the original. The contrast was adjusted and the damage was corrected in the restoration image. The reproduction of the cabinet card can be printed up to 11 inches x 14 inches on photo paper and 11 inches x 14 inches on metal.
Leopold GuthLeopold Guth was born 14 Nov 1830 in Untersimmonswald, Province of Baden, Germany. He departed Germany in 1850 and settled in Clarion, Clarion County, Pennsylvania with his brother Francis Xavier Guth. He was a prominent citizen in Clarion owning his own jewelry and watch making business. He was also recorded as a silversmith. He married Alsacian immigrant Theresa Loll on 20 Jan 1853 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Clarion, Clarion County, Pennsylvania. The couple had twelve children. Leopold lived to age 74 and died on 13 Jun 1905. He is buried at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Clarion County Pennsylvania.
This cabinet card was included in the Frances Philomena Selker Collection. The full cabinet card has fine embossed patterns which indicate the subject was photographed between 1894 and 1900. Leopold would have been between 64 and 70.
There is another cabinet card with similar borders and coloring that is very likely Leopold's wife Theresa Loll. Their daughter Frances Philomena Guth likely had these photographs and those were passed down to her daughter Frances Philomena Selker. Frances' daughter Mary Eugina McDonald ended up with her mother's photo collections which is these were handed down to me. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.
The reproduction of the original displayed in my home.
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