Thursday, September 22, 2011

Photo Number 662

This is a CdV that I purchased at the Wadena Flea Market. 
Man and beard CdV  Lawrence WFM
A gentleman with a full beard.
man and beard WFM back of CdV
Hand written is : This was taken on the 2nd of the present month.

( Why oh why didn’t you write more?)

Lawrence Massachusetts was the home of Robie and Potter at 142 Essex Street.  I was unable to find out anything about the photographer or what years they were in business.

Thanks for stopping by, do come again:)

Update from Iggy:
One of the photographers in the Robie & Potter partnership was James L. Potter who seems to have met an early demise, dying at the age of 32 on June 9, 1867.


Update from whowerethey:
I think you have an 1860s CdV here. Square corners of the card, the borders, and the small image in the center of the card are all signs of that era. The border displayed - one thin line, one thick line - was used between 1864-1869. Given the image size is around 1" or so, I'd guess at 1865 for the year.

5 comments:

  1. My mother was terrible for not writing on photos to document important information. Sadly, I am my mother's daughter.

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  2. One of the photographers in the Robie & Potter partnership was James L. Potter who seems to have met an early demise, dying at the age of 32 on June 9, 1867.

    He and Mr. Robie had bought out a Mr. A Hall. Mr. Robie apparently continued photographing under his own name after the death of James Potter.

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  3. I think you have an 1860s CdV here. Square corners of the card, the borders, and the small image in the center of the card are all signs of that era. The border displayed - one thin line, one thick line - was used between 1864-1869. Given the image size is around 1" or so, I'd guess at 1865 for the year.

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  4. I had to laugh when you said, "Why oh why didn’t you write more?" No kidding!!! This is very frustrating...but you are doing a good work with your blog. Hopefully there will, one day, be another "Full Circle" for you to write about. In the meantime, I'm learning so much from your posts and from your network of other bloggers with expertise in this area!

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  5. I invite you all to see my new blog with old photos from Chile

    http://fernandocorreapereira.blogspot.com/

    Thanks , enjoy them , in spanish by now.

    Eduardo

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