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P. Jurgens (St Paul, Minnesota)
Photographer & Assistant Printer holding Wet Plate Printing Frames
Private collection of Brad W. Townsend
In the lower left of the image on the floor leaning against the table is a large contact printing frame showing the springs. There is one cabinet card sized contact printing frame on the table. The boy on the left is also holding a cabinet card sized contact printing frame in one hand and the wooden back is in the other hand. The young man on the right is also holding a large half open contact printing frame and the wood brace and springs extend across to the boy on the left. They stand in the studio in front of a painted outdoor scene background of a lake and trees. The front mat below the image is stamped “P. Jurgens, ST. Paul, MINN.” The edges are beveled with a gold gilding around the mat. The back of the mount is stamped “P. Jurgens, SUCCESSOR TO Palmquist & Jurgens, Cor. Seventh and Robert Streets. St. Paul, Minn.