1870's G.F. Foye (George F. Foye) CDV Photo, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
On reverse: "G.F. Foye" is beautifully handwritten and hand signed in fine old period in dip pen ink. Photo type: CDV Carte de Visite Photograph, Victorian. Photographer: W. Shaw Warren, No. 41 Winter Street, Boston, Suffolk County (known to be photographer: William Shaw Warren 1831-1911 also seen as W.S. Warren, and W. Shaw Warren. According to directories, he worked at 41 Winter St. Boston from 1870-1874. He was born in Rumford, Androscoggin, Maine to Nathaniel Shaw Warren 1799–1887 and Parne Abbott Howe Warren 1803–1859. He was a prolific and esteemed Boston photographer. In 1856, he married Ana Colewell Gertridge Warren 1837–1900 and they had a son Eugene Warren 1857–1936. In 1900, when his first wife died, he then married Eliza Ann Gunnison 1844–1922. He died in Middlesex County, Massachusetts at the age of 80)
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
We found evidence of the G.F. Foye & Co of Boston, a manufactuere of silver cutlery and tableware. There is a George F. Foye in the 1870 US Federal Census in Boston, born in New Hampshire in about 1838, and whose occupation was the manufacturer of jewelry.
He is found in the 1860 census in Somersworth, Strafford County, New Hampshire with his occupation as a watchmaker and jeweler, born in the Great Falls area in 1837. His parents were Joshua Foye and Mary F Foye, and he sadly died in an 1878 RR railroad accident in Boston MA death records. We believe his name was George Frederick Foye 1837-1878.
Much more work needs to be done on this piece, which we date as taken 1870-1874 by WS Warren. It was found in Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, not far from the NH border. A beautiful portrait by a skilled photographer, and a clearly signed autographed piece.
Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
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