Turn of the century photos from Crescent Studios, J. Haas, Setzer, and Parsons of St. Louis Mo
This first old photo of a girl with glasses in a white dress looks really silly. I feel sorry for her! The last picture, which looks like a turn of the century communion photo, also looks very awkward.
I appreciate the interesting background that Setzer used in his photo of the toddler in a white dress and her 4 year old brother (guessing their ages).
It looks like the family who got their photo done at Parsons on Market Street, opted for a cool curled photo effect. It makes me want to learn more about how that was done… was it done with a mask in developing the film (which is how it looks when handling the original picture)?
I’m finding that S. Broadway, not far from my studio, was a really good place to get family photos taken during the turn of the century! I wish I could date these old photos further…