Obermüller and Kern, Photographers

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Second only to rival Charles Eisenmann in popularity, the photographers Obermüller and Kern were premier portraitists on the New York dime museum scene, photographing performers, freaks, and famous folk from about 1880 until 1910. Their photographs rival the quality of Eisenmann, with less cluttered backgrounds, and starker, and typically less romantically staged portraits.

Obermüller and Kern were located at 388 Bowery-- just 4 blocks down the street from Eisenmann's studio at 229 Bowery.