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    Cabinet Card of the Girlfriend of Texas Ranger Jim R. Robinson, circa 1880s. 4.25" x 6.5". A sepia toned vignette portrait with hand-tinted flowers; a bust portrait of a young woman, identified on the verso in pencil only as "My Best Girl / J. R. Robinson." Robinson served in the Frontier Battalion Company "D" under Captain Frank Jones. Recto stamped "F. Chapman Austin, Tex." with similar backstamp on verso. Very slight wear to corners of card. A previous collector has written his name on the verso in modern ink. It has been suggested that the young woman may be a brothel worker.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2013
    21st Saturday
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