There once was a dog that we'll call Beau
and one day he felt awfully low.
It seems his gal whose name was Jane
was out of sorts and had a pain.
Her daddy he was known as Joe
and on a cornet he could blow.
A brassy noise came out the end
and poor old Beau it did offend.
He couldn't help but start to howl,
which made little Jane commence to yowl.
The noise they made was so dreadful bad
it made the photographer a trifle mad.
"Enough!" he cried. "Be silent, please."
and gave the shutter bulb a squeeze.
A gloomy photo it may be,
but what fun it is for us to see.
This unhappy family trio are unknown as the photograph has no marks on the back. The photography studio of Kenney and Brewer of Redwood Falls, Minnesota was only in operation in 1896 according to the information listed under F. H. Brewer in the Minnesota Historical Society's directory of photographers. The other photographer was Clifford C. Kenney, born 1854, and he was active for a few more years – 1896 to 1900 in Redwood Falls and kept studios in other Minnesota towns to the southwest of Minneapolis.
This is my contribution to Sepia Saturday
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