Wicker Baby Buggy Bumpers
Turn of the century baby buggies were usually made of wood or wicker and held together by expensive brass joints. They were often heavily ornamented works of art. These antique photographs of baby buggies were found some time ago in a Saint Paul basement. They were probably taken to be part of a salesman’s sample brochure. The abrotype photos were mounted on a fabric backing. Most of photos were taken in the Globe Building’s Hass & Wright Studios between 1903 and 1904. The darker ones were done by the Saint Paul photographer, Truman Ward Ingersoll. During his roughly 30 years as a publisher and photographer, Ingersoll released over 4,000 different United States and World Views. He’s probably best known for his fantastic, stereographic views of the Northwest and Yellowstone.