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1870's Abel Hurtt Juvenile Quartet CDV Photo, Traveling Band Singers


This is an original Victorian Performers CDV carte de Visite photograph advertising a singing group, or act called Hurtt's Juvenile Quartet. They were 4 children singers in the 1870-1880's who traveled and sang, with their father A.L. Hurtt as their manager. He is known to be Abel L. Hurtt, Abel Hurtt or Able Hurtt in census records.

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Abel L. Hurtt in the Indiana Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993
Name: Abel L. Hurtt
Marriage Date: 13 Feb 1868
Marriage Place: White, Indiana
Spouse: Mary S. Meeker Lynch

Abel Zedder Hurtt "Zeddie", May Hurtt, Pearl Hurtt, and Frank L. Hurtt are pictured. Frank's name may be Francis or Franklin Hurtt in census records. Their father, Abel Hurtt, was born in Ohio to Zadoc L. Hurtt (Zadoc Hurtt) and Elizabeth Mowbray, and grew up in Miami County Indiana. He married, had 3 daughters, divorced and remarried in 1868, having 4 children by his second wife, and these children were traveling musicians in the quartette. His second wife Mary S. Meeker Lynch Hurtt suffered an illness in 1884 and died. 

It is assumed these CDV photos were sold at their concerts. In bold rubber stamp script on reverse is stamped their names: Hurtt's Family Quartet: Master Zeddie Hurtt (basso), Miss May Hurtt (Soprano), Little Pearl Hurtt (Alto), Master Frank Hurtt (Tenor) and Professor A.L. Hurtt, Manager.

Found in Gettysburg, Adams County Pennsylvania. This is a great old original and unusual piece!  The family lived in many places, mainly Detroit, Michigan; Chicago, Illinois; and the state of Indiana. This family photo is slightly trimmed on bottom edge, usually to fit into tight paper photo albums, as most were. Does not affect their beautiful image in any way.

Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
Debra Clifford Ancestorville Genealogy     Note: The original is sold, but you may still purchase large, detailed and intimate 300 dpi high resolution scans of front and back, sent immediately via email. Please check our site carefully, as many may be related to each other that we are unaware of. Click scan to place in your cart. Thank you, enjoy! ~debra (please also join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. contact info on top bar)

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