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Hidden mother

Hidden mother

A carte-de-visite portrait of a baby. The child is held safely in place by a figure, probably its mother, who is hiding behind a striped blanket.

Photographed by George W. Hissong of La Grange, Indiana.

From the photographer's obituary, which appeared in La Grange's The Standard on 6 April 1923: 'After Mr Hissong came to LaGrange, he was associated for many years with Moon and Company, carriage makers. Later he was for nearly twenty years the photographer at LaGrange, with a business extending over a wide territory, and more recently, up to the time of the failure of his health, he was the justice of the peace.'


Code: 125325
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