Item #51311 CABINET CARD Of The GIRLFRIEND Of TEXAS RANGER, J. R. ROBINSON. Jim R. - Former Owner Robinson.
CABINET CARD Of The GIRLFRIEND Of TEXAS RANGER, J. R. ROBINSON.

CABINET CARD Of The GIRLFRIEND Of TEXAS RANGER, J. R. ROBINSON.

Austin, Texas: F. Cha, (n. d.). Ca 1880s. Flesh colored mount, rounded corners. Recto stamped "F. Chapman, Austin, Tex." under the photograph, with large firm backstamp to verso. Albumen photograph [5-1/2" x 4"], including colored corsage on the woman's right shoulder. Card: 6-1/2" x 4-1/4". Now housed in a clear archival mylar sleeve. Modest wear, soiling & age-toning. A previous collector has written his name on the verso in modern ink. Underneath, presumed in Robinson's hand, "My Best Girl / J. R. Robinson". At bottom of card is penciled, "Jim Robinson a Texas Ranger". A Very Good item. Item #51311

This card sold at Heritage Auctions September 21 2013, the catalogue description was extracted & accompanies, a part of which states, "Robinson served in the Frontier Battalion Company "D" under Captain Frank Jones. ... It has been suggested that the young woman may be a brothel worker." It is not stated who made such a suggestion.

Price: $150.00

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