Of course it was the wonderful image first then the diamond shape that caught my
attention. I figured that shape alone would help me date the photo but in addition
I had the woman's name on the back.This shape of cabinet card was popular in the
late 1890's. That was easy I searched her name to see if I would have any luck.
Quickly I learned although the photo was taken in Berkeley, she lived many years
in the foothill community of Nevada City not far from where I purchased the photo.
Vivie Rector Lindley's family were prominent figures in early Nevada County,
California history. She was at one time a director of the Nevada City Bank and
co-owner of the National Hotel, which is still in operation today.