1870's Mary Ann Williscroft CDV Photo, found in Totnes, Devon, England
#882 Williscroft Genealogy:
On reverse: "Mary Ann Williscroft" is boldly handwritten in old black period ink. Photo type: Original Vintage Victorian CDV Carte de Visite Photograph, circa 1870's. Photographer: Unmarked, Unknown
This is a wonderful Victorian photo of an amazing looking woman wearing a truly beautiful Victorian black jet beaded dress and clothing, a jewelled hat or turban which appears as velvet with flowers and beading, and gold jewelry around her neck and wrists. She appears as royalty or the very esteemed, political, clergy, or of the very wealthy class.
We believe Mary Ann would have been born in the 1810-1840 range in England, with our best guess around 1830. The photo was found in Totnes, Devon, England. It is a rare and boldly signed portrait, beautiful high Victorian. Any help on identification is appreciated, email Debra here. This old English surname is also seen as Wooliscroft, Woliscroft, Wolliscroft, Werlascroft, Warlawescroft, and also later shortened to Willis.
Size: 2.5 by 4.5 inches
Note: Hello from ~debra. I have spent years collecting over 10,000 ID’d lost family photos & paper from US UK 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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