Friends Album: Photos 64 & 65

Read from the beginning here. **Click on the images below for larger versions**

I think Friend No. 64 is a sibling of Friends 62 and 63:

Friend No. 64

The above is a photo of the photo because I couldn’t remove it from the album to scan it. I was able to remove Friend No. 65’s photo, a carte de visite:

Friend No. 65

One note about the photo above: the fabric is very similar to that in Friend No. 63’s photo. Yet another sibling? Is this enough to say that the other photo was taken in Danbury too? Not really, but intriguing nonetheless.

The reverse of the above photo shows quite a different version of the imprint for the J. H. Folsom studio:

Reverse of Friend No. 65's photo

The address of 161 Main Street in Danbury is one we haven’t encountered before for any of the Danbury photographers. In 2009, it was Democratic headquarters:

161 Main Street in Danbury, Conn., on Google Street View

A search on Ancestry revealed the studio at this address in 1886 and 1887 (but known as Mrs. J. H. Folsom’s).

[Photos 66 & 67]


Danbury, Connecticut Directories, 1885-1890. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. ( : accessed 29 April 2011).


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