Heart-shaped Frame, Russian, made before 1896 by Mikhail Evlampievich Perkhin, of the firm of Peter Carl Fabergé. Gold, enamel, glass, photograph; overall: 2 1/16 x 1 1/4 in. Courtesy The Cleveland Museum of Art, The India Early Minshall Collection 1966.457
Today is Valentine’s Day, and although many people think it is a day only for sweethearts, it is also a day to celebrate love — of our family, of spouses for one another, of parents for their children and children for their parents, of siblings for each other, of friends for one another, and of our pets, our very best friends. Here is a sampling from my collection.
Husbands and Wives
An unidentified couple, cabinet card by Wilson & Royall (J. N. Wilson & Martin Royall), Savannah, GA., ca. 1896; collection of E. Lee Eltzroth
A pair of cabinet cards of an unidentified couple, photographed by Launey & Goebel, Savannah, GA, ca. 1890; collection of E. Lee Eltzroth
A Parent and Her Children
An unidentified mother and children, photograph by Thurston Hatcher, Macon, GA, ca. 1910; collection of E. Lee Eltzroth
A Mother and Child
An unidentified mother and her child photographed by Miss A. L. Pickett, Americus, GA, ca. 1902; collection of E. Lee Eltzroth
Two sisters and their brother, ca. 1930 photograph by [J.I.] Cofield Studio, Cordele, GA; collection of E. Lee Eltzroth
Two unidentified young women, cabinet card made by J. E. (John Edward) Nabell, East Point, GA, ca. 1895; collection of E. Lee Eltzroth
The Furry Friends
Snapshot of Mr. Dent’s family, Evelyn, GA, ca.1895, made by an unidentified photographer with a Kodak #2 camera; collection of E. Lee Eltzroth
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