Author Topic: DoB, please, from Cartes de Visite - Page 34  (Read 802 times)

Offline RobinClay

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DoB, please, from Cartes de Visite - Page 34
« on: Sunday 19 January 14 18:45 GMT (UK) »
I wrote, Sunday 12 June 11 23:38 BST (UK)   -  I have my grandmother's grandmother's album of some 200 Cartes de Visite, with not very many of them identified.    I have scanned the empty pages, and front & back of each card. 

"It would be nice" to have some dates (from the fashions) and estimated ages, i.e. dates of birth - and names, should you know them. 

Also something (ANYthing) about the photographer - which might give a clue to the date / age / identity.

I'm posting the lo-res versions, so please don't bother to try to improve them.

I am gathering the comments to store in a file alongside the pictures, and, when finished, it will be quite a task to analyse them all and draw deductions as to the identity of some currently unknown.

For Page 33, see
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=538389.msg3921423#msg3921423
which also contains links to the previous page.

Here's Page 34, which only has one "Carte de Visite"  as such - the other three pix are "scenes", which it would be nice to have identified.

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Re: DoB, please, from Cartes de Visite - Page 34
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 19 January 14 18:49 GMT (UK) »
Here is 34A, The "Old" Bridge at Burton-upon-Trent (I believe).
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Re: DoB, please, from Cartes de Visite - Page 34
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 19 January 14 18:51 GMT (UK) »
And 34B - I have not the slightest idea of where this is !  And the back of the pic ain't much help, either !   :-(
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Re: DoB, please, from Cartes de Visite - Page 34
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 19 January 14 18:57 GMT (UK) »
AND - 34C.  Again, I have NO idea where this is !  AND the back don't help !
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Cartes de Visite - Page 34 Marth Hammond of Burton upon Trent
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 19 January 14 19:06 GMT (UK) »
And finlly, 34D - and THIS I know !  Because it is one of the few identified !  THIS is Martha Hammond Thornewill (of Burton-upon-Trent) nee Wright (of Eyam), my father's mother's father's mother.  Born Sheffield, 1806. married Robert Thornewill (1799-1858), Eyam, 22 Apr. 1840; died Burton, Apr 1889.
But when was the pic taken? Anything else ?
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Re: DoB, please, from Cartes de Visite - Page 34
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 05 February 14 12:02 GMT (UK) »
Annie65115 tells us that 34C is Eyam Hall, see  http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=675772.new#new

Thank you, Annie.

Is "anything known" about Green & Sons who made the card?  I imagine the card was bought from a shop in perhaps Derby ?
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Re: DoB, please, from Cartes de Visite - Page 34
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 05 February 14 12:26 GMT (UK) »
I would say that last pic is 1860's, probably mid 60's as the studio wasn't founded until 1863. Like many early photographers Alfred William Cox was an artist originally, though he also sold artist's supplys. He began working as a photographer at this address in 1863 but moved from Nottingham in 1876. His wife and sons and daughters carried on the business until 1893. Apparently the studio during his time 'had a first class reputation and produced photographs of excellent quality'.
SCOTLAND: Wardlaw Steen/Stein Tweedie McBride McEwan Pate/Peat Brown Somerville Bishop Farier/Ferrier Wood  Torrance Gibb Ross Dunlop Downs Richardson Ramsey Story Snaddon/Sneddon Auld Allan McLean McInnes Mason Law Lawson Kerr Cockburn Christie Ballingall Wardrope Weir Wallace Scott.
IRELAND: Welsh Clifford Lee Allingham Keane Dale Robinson Greer McVey Bingham Skelton Carson Broomfield Clark McEwan/McKeown McCreary McLaughlan.
YORKSHIRE: Cudworth Smith Cope Coulton Hainsworth