1860's W.R. Morgan, Artist CDV Photo, LLanidloes Montgomeryshire Wales
On reverse: "W.R. Morgan, Llanidloes, Artist" is handwritten in beautiful old period sepia dip pen ink. Photo Type: CDV Carte de Visite Photograph, circa 1860’s. Photographer: Unmarked, unknown.
The photo is light in tone, but still able to see his face clearly. There is also a mark on photo, on his face. He wears a thick wool vest and overcoat with a silk cravat at his neck, and a pocketwatch. He appears to be a teacher or schoolmaster or educated townsperson. We feel he was born about 1800-1820. We have brought up the tones in the photo you see here, and enhanced it in our scans from the original.
Was his name William R. Morgan? Walter R. Morgan? We often see the occupation as "Artist" in relation to early daguerreian or daguerreotype photographers. He also could have been a Welsh painter, a sign painter, or a skilled tradesman. A beautiful piece, found in Exeter, Devon UK.
Size: 2.5 x 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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