I have acquired an old photo album containing many pictures from the late 1800s. I’m going through the album to catalog the photos with as much information as can be gleaned from them. My hope is to return the album and photos to the descendants of those pictured. Read about the first photos in the album here. **Click on the images below for larger versions**
Whoa, baby! Here’s Photo No. 13:
No photographer’s imprint to help us assign a location to this photo. There is an inscription on the back:
The handwriting here is different than the notes left on other photos.
Here is Photo No. 14:
Yay! We have an imprint. We’re back in Yonkers, N.Y. Here is the reverse side of the photo:
I found photographer Charles H. Frazier in local directories in the following years:
1886-87 16 N. Bway; h 60 N. Bway
1888-9 h 51 N. Broadway
1892 16 N. Bway; h 149 N. Bway
Interestingly, the only census in which I think I’ve found him is in the 1900 U.S. Census living in Morristown, New Jersey, which is about an hour away from Yonkers in today’s driving time. Hmmm…
Back to the photo itself. I thought it was cute that this baby seemed to be pointing to something off-camera. Upon closer inspection, I noticed that she (I’m assuming) is wearing a ring on her ring finger of her left hand!:
On another note, I’m wondering if these two babies may be siblings. They look an awful lot alike to me…
1900 U.S. Census, Morris County, New Jersey, population schedule, Morristown Ward, page 12, dwelling 213, family 245, Charles H. Frazier; FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 13 March 2011).
Boyd’s Yonkers City Directory, 1888-89, p 162, Charles H. Frazier; Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 13 March 2011).
Thompson and Fowler’s Second Annual Directory of The City of Yonkers, For The Year 1886-87, p 106, Charles Frazier; Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 13 March 2011).
Yonkers City Directory, 1892, p 133, C. H. Frazier; Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 13 March 2011).