I wish the second review had been posted before I bought this book!
I was expecting a much more "manual" type book, with reference listings of various clues based on costume, photo type, etc.
Survivor narratives have nowadays become a genre and the source of compelling historical testimony as much as primary sources, such as the chilling official statistics of casualties.
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Walton – photographer1900 Census - Switzerland County, Indiana Joseph C.
Walton – photographer1910 Census – Switzerland County, Indiana Joseph E. The subject is either Susanna or Elizabeth and not someone else.
Walton – photographer, own studio: Census:-Not listed 1870 census – census taken June 1870-Listed as a photographer 1880 census - census taken 8 June 1880The dates Walton became a photographer in Vevay, Indiana could have been sometime after June 1870 – and on or before 8 June 1880.: Carte-de-Visite's, or Cd V's, an albumen print measuring 2 ½ by 3 ½ mounted to a card measuring 2 ½ by 4 1/2.
Introduced in the mid-1850's, popular in America and Europe from 1860 until almost the turn of the century. Darrah in Cartes De Visite In Nineteenth Century Photography suggests:1858 - 1871 square corners generally 1871 – 1910 rounded corners were generally used 1902 – 1910 rounded corners again in fashion: If:1858 - 1869 white cards (can be darker or yellow due to age)1871-74 white on thicker card stock1861-66 Gray or tan card stock 1869-74 Yellow1872-80 Gray on thicker card stock1902-1910 Soft gray on very thick card stock: Some early CDV's have one or more narrow lines around the front edges that frame the area where the picture is pasted on the card stock. tightly fitted boned garment full length.: Clothing worn in the style of the 1880’s. Subject of the photograph does not appear to be 30 - 31 years old. Elizabeth could only be the subject of the photograph from 1887 - 1895 as she was 16 yrs. Darrah suggests that a drape or column behind a standing figure yields a range of 1860-68. Short at the wrist, where velvet cuffs extend to the wrist.: Clothing follows the fashion found in 1880’s. old (would have been wearing children’s clothing)1887 – 16 yrs. old (date of marriage – wear ring after this date)Conclusion: Analysis of the information I have for the card itself is consistent with either Susanna or Elizabeth being the subject of the portrait. Therefore, Susanna could only be the subject of the photograph from 1880 - 1882 as she was married in 1882 (no wedding ring in photograph). Age requirements of the subject of the portrait are that she must be at least 16 yrs. I was just informed that Gary Clark had a new photograph I. To get sales off and running, we’ve discounted the new book, as well as the four earlier volumes, by 10% through August 28. Upon review of the book, I decided that FRPC should add this book to the four books we already stock of Gary’s.A lady said she wished to be taken two ways, "standing in her hat and sitting in her cap." As you please, but it is not usual for ladies to stand in their bonnets, and it would ruin your cap to sit in it.- Abraham Bogardus, Photographer 1895Card Measures - 2 3/8 x 4 1/16The corners of the card are rounded Photographer – J. No source found online.1870 Census – Switzerland County, Indiana J. Walton – Photographer - None found.1880 Census – Switzerland County, Indiana Joe E.