1870s Leila Foster Draper, Brooklyn, Sister to Harriet Draper Van Leer
On reverse: "Leila at 13, (Mother VanLeer's handwriting), her older sister Leila Foster Draper, 17 years older than Mother, Harriet Draper Van Leer, Leila born 1857" is handwritten in old pencil on reverse, age written unknown. Photo type: Original Vintage Victorian CDV or Carte de Visite Photograph. Photographer: W.H. Jacoby working at Jacoby's Champion Art Gallery, on corner of 2nd & Bridge Square, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Also has a red rubber stamp over photographer's printed backmark that reads "Removed to New Gallery, No. 46 Nicolet Street, Corner of Third." In Anoka, County, Hennepin County or Carver County. (Minneapolis photographer William H. Jacoby 1842-1906)
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Leila Foster Draper 1857-1934
Father: Orin H. Draper 1829-1867 (also seen as Charles Draper?)
Mother: Mary E. Wardwell Draper 1835-1901 born to Benjamin F. Wardwell 1809-1892 and Harriet Wardwell Draper 1803-1865.
Charles W. Draper 1865-1937
Harriet Draper Van Leer 1873-1947 married Capt. Carlos Clark Van Leer 1865-1953, a Civil War Soldier and veteran, and Captain of the 1st Tennesee Volunteers. Both he and Harriet are buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington County, Virginia.
Leila Foster Draper in the United States Census, 1880
Event Place: Brooklyn, Kings County, New York
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: At Home
Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter
Birth Year (Estimated) 1860
Birthplace: New York
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: Rhode Island
Household, Age, Birthplace:
Charles Draper, Self M 42 born New York (seen as Orin Draper?)
Mary Draper, Wife F 40 born Rhode Island (Mary Wardwell Draper)
Leila Draper, Daughter F 20 born New York
Charles Draper, Son M 14, born New York
Hattie Draper, Daughter F age 6, born New York (Harriet Draper VanLeer)
(notice 13 years younger than sister Leila, as mentioned on the photograph)
Mary Connelly, Other, Servant F 25 born Ireland
Wiki says: "The Packer Collegiate Institute is an independent college preparatory school for students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Formerly the Brooklyn Female Academy, Packer has been located at 170 Joralemon Street in the historic district of Brooklyn Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City since its founding in 1845."
NAME: Leila F Draper
PUBLICATION YEAR: 1874
PUBLICATION STATE: New York
SCHOOL NAME: Packer Collegiate Institute
TITLE: Circular and catalogue of the Packer Collegiate Institute, with the annual commencement exercises, June 18th, 1874.
Father: NAME: Orrin Draper
RESIDENCE YEAR: 1865
STREET ADDRESS: 94 Henry
RESIDENCE PLACE: Brooklyn, New York, USA
PUBLICATION TITLE: Brooklyn, New York, City Directory, 1865
This family photo is slightly trimmed on edges, usually to fit into the tight paper Victorian photo albums, as they were. It does not affect her actual image in any way.
Leila is buried in a large and beautiful Victorian family plot in Green Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York. Orin Draper was a broker in New York City. This is a very crisp and close up image of Leila, who wears a thick braid, beautiful clothing and Victorian gold earrings. This is a wonderful ID'd CDV photo, with many genealogy clues. We do not know why Leila was in Minneapolis to have this photo taken, but could not find her family there, so assume she attended school. We also have some confusion as to her father in census as both Charles and Orin, with his son named Charles. This photo was found in Kennett, Dunklin County, Missouri MO. A beautiful piece and a beautiful girl.
Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
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