1870s Charles Betts (C.B.) Northrup CDV Photo, Ridgefield Fairfield CT
A beautiful old hand CDV signed: C.B Northrup, Ridgefield CT. The photographer's advertising backmark on reverse reads: SH Waite, Hartford, Connecticut. (known to be photographer Stephen H. Waite 1832-1906)
Here is CB Northrup's entry in the Ridgefield Encyclopedia: Northrop, Charles Betts “Charlie” (1839-1921) was a local builder. He was a Republican state representative from 1909-11, a longtime member of the Town School Committee, and a director of the Ridgefield Savings Bank for 37 years. He was Ridgefield's first selectman (mayor) in 1918.
C.B. built some beautiful Victorian architectural work of which references can be found online. We found a Ridgefield CT real estate listing which states the property mentioned was built in 1880 by architect Charles B. Northrup, and was later the stomping grounds for Jackie Bouvier Kennedy and her aunt, Maude Davis.
The 1900 census lists him as a carpenter and builder. We do not believe that he was technically an architect, altho a very talented Ridgefield, Connecticut area builder of the last century.
A wonderful 19th century Victorian era Northrup family and Fairfield County CT regional history piece.
Size: 2.5 by 4 inches
Note: Hello from ~debra. I have spent years collecting over 10,000 ID’d lost family photos & paper from US flea markets & antique shops. I do the best gen research I can, but am always open to corrections. This is an original antique item, not a reprint. A new high quality rigid sleeve is included for extra protection, especially during shipping. You may buy a piece alone, or large intimate 300 dpi scans of the front and back sent immediately via email, or both. Please search carefully, as they are often found together and many may be related. I also invite you to join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. Thank you, enjoy! ~Debra Clifford (contact info on top bar)
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