Great Bend, Kans.
At first, all that was found on Hale of Great Bend, KS, was a few items and ads in the Barton County Democrat from December of 1886 to April of 1890.
Small town newspapers back then were gossipy and the humor was often just silly. Some items are just ads and good only for the dates involved but others might tell a bit of a story.
After finally finding Sinah B. (Allison) Hale, a rough timeline of her life could be assembled.
Sinah B. (Allison) Hale
(8 Dec 1856 - 29 Apr 1943)
(Multiple Sources) Birth in Clayton, IA
(US Census) living in Clayton, IA
1970 - 1873
(US Census, death of father) living in Independence, KS
(US Census) Indepedence, KS, as housekeeper with husband George F. Hale
1886 Dec - 1888 Aug
(Newspaper items) living in Great Bend, KS, as photographer
(Newspaper item) living in Colorado Springs, CO
(US Census) living with mother in Oklahoma City, OK, as boarding house manager. (Husband not there)
(US Census) Owns a laundry with husband in Oatman, AZ.
(US Census) living in Downey, CA, with husband, no occupation
(Us Census) widow, living in Downey, CA
(Findagrave) Death at 86 in Los Angles, CA
So it appears Sinah B. Hale was a photographer in Great Bend, KS, for only a couple years, 1886 through 1888. The cabinet card here would have to have been done then.