The last time I turned the page we had two sets of family portraits.
The older couple was examined last time so the young family is next.
the little girl is looking quite sullen but mom is almost smiling! Her dress is quite nice with the bows all down the front. I do love the little girl’s shoes.
The photographer was in business on 1800 Frankford in Philadelphia from at least 1861-1896. I’d hazard a guess on date as being in the 1870’s because the card corners are rounded, and her hair and dress say 1870’s. The clothes of all three seem to be well made and in good shape so I think they would be new and therefore current in style.
The next set of photos in the carte de visit book is of families.
The photos on the right is an older couple.
That cap on her head is so cute!
I may have names for these two if anyone is good at reading messy writing! I read “our friend and uncle B??omheart. What do you see?
*post script…I am back working a day shift after nearly 2 years of working noon till 8:15. This means I can go back to volunteering at the Costume Museum and I will be able to post some of the wonders and treasures I see while working. I’m looking forward to that!
Next up is a brother and sister set.
Out of the sleeve.
Connon and Elora? The name of the photographer or the kids? I hope it is the kids! I like the names a lot! If I were naming kids at this stage of my life, I consider those!
The little guy by himself in and out of the sleeve.
Last time I gave you a closer look of the young lady in the left hand page from my album.
This time I’ll share the couple.
I love this guy’s pose! It looks very natural for him! I can see him standing like this with “the guys talking shop”.
I like the stripes on her skirt and her jacket is wonderful!
This is the same photographer as the young girl but the back looks different.
Behind the young girl
Behind the old couple
So I wonder if these photographs were taken at the same time with the photographer finishing one batch of cards before switching to the new ones. If this is the case, is the young girl related to the old couple (parents/daughter). Or were they (more likely) taken at different times and the people live in the same town and they may or may not be related.
The next two carte de visits in the book look 60’s to me.
Today we will focus on the lady on the left. This is her in the sleeve.
She looks young. The skirt and bodice are of different material/color. There is a belt, broach, necklace and earrings.
Do you see the stuffed/ceramic dog next to her? It is a bit creepy!
The back of the carte.
I can’t find any info on the photographer.
The next in line in the carte de visite book I found is a husband wife.
One look at her hair and we know this is 1870’s!
Here she is out of the sleeve.
Her dress appears to be made from velvet and she has very large earrings and broach.
The back of her card and the man’s card is the same (which is why I am assuming they were taken together and that they are married).
Blackpool was/is a resort town in England so these folks may have been living there or on a vacation.
Here is hubby, in and out of the sleeve. Quite the vest!
Use my hand as a reference for size!
Turn the page.
Mother and kids? Looks like mom and girls have matching dresses. Cute!
Out of the sleeve.
There is not much to go on for dating this card. If I had to guess I’d say late 1870’s. There is a lot detail on the skirts which was a popular thing to do in the 70’s. The girls have the start of bangs but not the big frizzy ones that were popular in the 80’s The card itself has rounded corners which started in the 70’s. I’m puzzled by the yellow color of the card. I’ve not seen or heard of that before. Anyone else have any thoughts on that?