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May 27, 2011

Names of People in Donated Civil War Era Photo Album

Here is the list of identified photos (CDVs and tintypes) from the donated Civil War era photo album which recently arrived in my mailbox. It was sent to me by a reader of my Olive Tree Genealogy blog, who had also seen my Lost Faces website

1. Nathaniel Sutton
4. Rosa Weeks
5. Salmon [sic] King Weeks (tintype)
6. David Pratt. O. C. Barnes Photographer, Stowe VT
7. Angie Weeks Pratt. O. C. Barnes Photographer, Stowe VT
9. Allie Weeks (tintype of a baby)
10. E. A. Fuller. C. Miller, Photographic Artist, Burlington. 2cent George Washington Revenue Stamp
11. Mrs. E. A. Fuller. Ditto on verso as #10
12. Judson Milo Fuller. Ditto on verso as #10
13. Effie Fuller Loomis. Onward Styles, Burlington VT
14. Marion Fuller Story
15. Edward Story. G. B. Davis, Photographer, Union Block, Burlington VT
16. Albert Sutton. Charles Miller, Burlington VT
17. Will W. Sutton. ditto as #16
19. Rev. C. D. Fuller & Mary Ann Weeks Fuller
20. Charles D'Estaing Fuller
21. Edward M. Fuller aged 11 years. tintype with doubled purple backing. Continental Ferrotype Co., Burlington VT
23. Mrs. Shedd. C. Miller Burlington. 2cent Revenue Stamp for playing cards. dated 186_
30. Burr C. Fuller
31. Henry Fuller. Onward Styles Burlington VT
34. Lillian Woodruff. Bolton Monson Mass.
35. Nellie Woodruff. C.L. Howe, Brattleboro VT
36. Mattie Dyke Brown. tintype
41. Edward M. Fuller age 6 years
46. Cynthia Fuller Cunningham. tintype
47. William Cunningham. tintype

I will be adding scans of all 50 photos on my Lost Faces website so be sure to watch that space. The photos will join the dozens of other antique Civil War era photo albums I've rescued.

As for the photographers, I'm fascinated by their design logos and their work. So far I've found a nice little bio of M. J. Bixby the photographer of some of the unidentified photographs in the album.

Published on  a Rootsweb mailing list:
Smith and Rann, 1886
page 932

BIXBY, MARQUIS J.--Castleton,was born in Shalerville, O., in 1835 ,he came to Mt.Holly in 1841 and learned the photography business in 1863, in which year he moved to Castleton, and has at different times since carried on the photography business at Poultney, Ludlow and Burlington,VT. He enlisted in Ludlow,VT, in Company C, 16th Vermont Volunteers in 1862, served until August 1863, when he was wounded at Gettysburg and was at once awarded a pension. He purchased his present summer resort on the shore of Lake Bomboseen (sic), and erected his hotel in 1877, and it is now one of the most inviting places for a quiet rest and fishing pleasure there is in the
vicinity. He also has a large picnic grounds and  ample accommodations for all, and also a large supply of boats. He is to be found eight months
a year at his photography studio in Castleton. His wife is JULIA MILLS, daughter of FRANKLIN MILLS of Bolton, Lake George,N.Y., to whom he married in 1865. They have a daughter, FLORENCE M. , born in Poultney, VT., October 4, 1866. He was the son of ARMESETUS BIXBY, of Mount Holly, Vt., who moved to Ohio in 1834.

1 comment:

The Grandmother Here said...

I've seen the name "Salmon" before. In Middlesex County, Ontario.