"Dr." Herbert L. Flint and Leslie J. Meacham hold his hypnotized daughter, Marina Flint, aloft. I have also posted a portrait of Marina.
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* When I started a set of women photographers and artists I realized that I never mentioned that this card was by a woman photographer. The back stamp identified the photographer as Mrs. G. W. Sittler of Springfield Missouri.
This is an entry in "SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI, AND SURROUNDINGS •
"Mrs. G. W. Sittler, successor to her late husband, Mr. G. W. Sittler, whose artistic tastes and attainments and rare social and business qualities made him a general favorite in this city, has extended her trade in photographic supplies well over this and the neighboring states. She also manufactures Sittler’s improved chemicals for photographing on silk, satin, linen and other fabrics, and has a large and rapidly growing photographic business; employs a good force of skilled operators in oil, crayon, pastel and India ink work, besides artistic photography from the minutest forms of portraiture to life size pictures direct from the sitting. This studio was opened by Mr. and Mrs. Sittler in 1882, and under Mrs. Sittler’s sagacious management maintains its former high rank in the advanced photography of the Southwest."
** After I added the name of the photographer on this cabinet card I decided to bring it to the top of my stream since it is one of my favorites.