Occupational portrait of a woman feeding chickens on a farm (cabinet card photograph)
Occupational portrait of a woman feeding chickens on a farm (cabinet card photograph)
Occupational portrait of a woman feeding chickens on a farm (cabinet card photograph)
[photograph] S. M. Renner

Occupational portrait of a woman feeding chickens on a farm (cabinet card photograph)


New Midway, Maryland: S. M. Renner, ca. 1910.

Early 20th century cabinet card photograph, 3.25 x 3.5 inches, mounted to 5 x 5 embossed card. Small chip to the lower left corner, some overall soil and abrasion. Stamped on the reverse "S. M. Photographer New midway MARYLAND." Renner's relative fame came not from his photographs, but from his proto-"personal ads" as reported in the Frederick News-Post in 1913: "There has been a slump in the wife-hunting campaign of S.M. Renner, the New Midway photographer, who utilized the ?want? columns of The Frederick Post, with the hope of securing a wife to cheer his lonely existence. Renner has received 10 letters from applicants, but they are not what the fastidious young man expected."


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