Small Cabinet Card - Yard Man Holding A Board Foot Rule
The reverse displays the photography studio responsible for the image: Sarony & Co. Napoleon Sarony was a famous 19th century portrait photographer:
"Sarony's business plan in 1866 was to establish a photographic supply office in New York City with portraiture as an ancillary concern. To this end he brought with him from England the ingenious Alfred S. Campbell, holder of several photographic equipment patents. Sarony also brought his brother's studio rest (Napoleon Sarony patented an improvement in 1868), a retouching frame, and albumin paper. Having witnessed the success of E. & H.T. Anthony as suppliers of the trade, Sarony dreamt of equivalent wealth and influence. Sarony & Company located at 680 Broadway." courtesy University Of South Carolina Library.