Saturday, March 15, 2008

The Famous World Beaters

The picture above is a cabinet photograph of the 1888 Browns taken by F. W. Guerin. Guerin, according to American Heritage magazine, "was a St. Louis photographer who ordinarily took his work very seriously. Born in Ireland in 1846, he joined the Union Army at fifteen, apprenticed himself to a photographer after the war, and then, until shortly before his death in 1903, made a good living photographing well-to-do citizens of his city."

I found the picture at, in their Ebay gallary.

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