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1870s Mrs. H. Ross Tintype, by Philadelphia Photographer Lewis Horning


#181 Found in Exeter, Devon, England:

On reverse: "Mrs. H. Ross" is handwritten in in black ballpoint pen. Photo type: Original Vintage Victorian CDV carte de visite sized Tintype Photograph. Photographer: A beautiful dark printed purple backmarked is adhered, which reads: "Made and Finished in 5 minutes at the City Photograph Rooms, 1109 Market St., Preserve the pictures of your deceased friends, old daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and all kinds of pictures copied onto card or Life-Size to almost those taken from life-Our $2 per dozen card pictures are equal to those made in any other gallery in the city for $3.00. Your patronage is solicited, L. Horning, formerly of 820 Arch & 56 N. 8th St. Operator and Agent" This is in the city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. (known to be prolific and long standing Philly photographer Lewis Horning 1834-1909, seen working in Philly business directories from the 1860's to 1890's, and no longer listed as of 1903. He also owned the "Union Photographic Rooms" as well as "The Parlor Gallery", which it appears was known to cater to African American and/or the biracial clientele of Philadelphia. We believe he never married, and was born and raised in Philly, the son of James Horning 1799–1866 and Sarah A. Miller Horning. His siblings were Anna E. Horning 1824–1855, Samuel Shannon Horning 1826–1910, Benjamin Franklin Horning 1829–1904, Martha Horning Snyder, born 1837 and John Horning. In the 1880 census, he is found listed as a bother in law, living with his sister Martha and her husband Daniel Q. Snyder, born in 1837)

This beautiful old tintype depicts a young woman of about 20 years old wearing a very stylish Victorian riding hat. Interestingly, it was found in Exeter, Devon, England, and it is assumed she has English Ross family ties. We feel there is a good chance it was removed from an early photo album, and someone, in contemporary times, kindly wrote her name on the reverse to record her identity. A beautiful piece, with a beautiful and unusual purple Horning photographer advertising backmark.

Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
Debra Clifford Ancestorville Genealogy       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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ORIGINAL VINTAGE PHOTO 1870s Mrs. H. Ross Tintype, by Philadelphia Photographer Lewis Horning - ORIGINAL VINTAGE PHOTO - 181 $65.00
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