1870's William Talcott signed CDV Photo, Hartford County, Connecticut
On reverse: "Respectfully Yours, Wm Talcott" is broadly handwritten and hand signed, autographed in old period dip pen ink. (William Talcott) Type: Original Vintage Victorian CDV Carte de Visite Photograph. Photographer: S.H. Waite, 275 Main Street, Hartford, Connecticut, Hartford County. (known to be photographer Stephen H. Waite, Stephen Waite)
This is a beautiful old portrait of a man who appears as a prominent man in Hartford history. He has a great chin beard and looks to be born about 1820-30. It's great to have his own personal hand signed piece! The Talcotts were early founders of Hartford CT. There is a Talcott Street in Hartford.
We feel there is a very good chance this photo is of William Hamner Talcott, also seen as William H. Talcott, a Hartford Conn bookbinder and prominent citizen, see information below.
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
William Hanmer Talcott Connecticut Births and Christenings
Name William Hanmer Talcott
Birth Date 18 Feb 1831
Birthplace WETHERSFIELD TWP, HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT
Father's Name William Talcott
Mother's Name Elizabeth Harris Talcott
Wadhams genealogy, proceded by a sketch of the Wadham family in England..
by Harriet Weeks Wadhams Stevens, born 1842. Published in New York by the Frank Allaben Genealogical Company: William Hanmer Talcott, b. 17 Feb., 1831 ; m. 5 Nov., 1861. Charlotte F. Church, b. 31 Jan.. 1836, dau. of Charles Church of Hartford, Conn. He and his brother, Francis H. Talcott, form the firm of William H. Talcott & Bro. of Hartford, Conn., Bookbinders. He served three terms on Board of Aldermen. His Children: (i) Charles Church Talcott, b. 1 Aug., 1862, d. 28 June, 1866; (2) William Church Talcott, b. 21 Feb., 1872, d. 19 Dec, 1892. ii Francis Hanmer Talcott, b. 3 Mar., 1833 ; m. 16 June, 1856, Ellen Sophia Pruden, dau. of Nathaniel Pruden of Hartford, iii Thomas Harris Talcott, b. 23 May, 1835 ; res. unmarried in New York City, iv Elizabeth Amelia Talcott, b. 3 Feb., 1838; d. in Wethersfield, 14 Apr., 1902 ; m. 23 Nov., 1864, James T. Smith, b. 4 May, 1833. Children: (i) Edward Talcott Smith, b. 3 Mar., 1870; (2) Carrie Louise Smith, b. 6 Mar., 1875, d. 11 Aug., 1875.
Note: John Talcott, who died in 1660, married Dorothy Mott Talcott, and the family emigrated from England to Hartford, Connecticut in the year 1632. Their many Talcott descendants lived in Connecticut, New York, Illinois and elsewhere in the new world. This photo was found in Berkshire County, Massachusetts.
Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
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