Kate Moss in a past life, ca. 1890s-1900s


Cabinet Card of unknown woman by Frederick Robinson (Geneva, New York), ca. 1890s-1900s

By the looks of her this young girl could be an ancestor of Kate Moss. What do you think, don’t they look alike?



Photographer Frederick Robinson was born 27 March 1857 in Seneca, New York, the son of George Robinson (1816-1900) and Cynthia Pease (1819-1889). Frederick grew up on a farm in Seneca, but in 1870 was living on a farm in Ulysses, Tompkins County, NY, with his parents and four siblings; the family had real estate valued at $10,880 and a personal estate of $1,500. In 1880, Fred was living with his parents in Ulysses and was listed as a photographer. Fred was married in 1882 to Clara Burr (1861-1938). Fred later worked as a photographer in Covert, NY, and Ithaca, NY. By the time of the 1920 census, Fred and Clara were retired and living in San Diego, California. Frederick Robinson passed away on 20 December 1937.

source: Ken on Flickr

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