Sarah (Tampke) Prause

Updated Aug 22, 2019
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on Aug 20, 2019 12:05 PM
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Found in an antique store in Texas. According to the logo on the bottom, this was taken aboard a railroad photo car (the photographer's name was Orris Hunt). That must have been a great convenience at the time. Written on the back is "Sarah Tampke" in the same hand as the writing on the dual portrait.
Date & Place: in Texas USA
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Ancient Faces commented
Wonderful photo, wonderful fashion! The most interesting part was learning about railroad car photos.
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I had never heard of this but I guess it was a popular local phenomena in the decade prior to 1900! I found this: "According to Robert O. Brown, the Hutchings Railroad Photo Car was designed to be a traveling studio. The train car would consist of studio, dark room and sleeping rooms for the photographer and assistant. It appears Hutchings, who was headquartered in Kansas, traveled in his railroad car up and down the Kansas railroads and into Nebraska." (Source: [external link] Hutchings wasn't the only photographer who did this - many photographers had railroad car studios. This allowed people who lived in towns without a photography studio to have their pictures taken. Neat to learn about a part of history that has been effectively lost!
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Brigitte Cherubini commented
That's interesting.
Aug 21, 2019 · Reply
How spent life. How she lived ..but i like that words real word
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Trudie Cruey commented
thanks for sharing
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Brenda Bilger commented
love this photo
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