1870's Robert N. Shaw CDV Photo, London, England, UK by Elliott & Fry
On reverse: "From R.N. Shaw to his fond and loving sister Helen" is handwritten in old dip pen ink pen and in pencil "Papa's brother for whom Bob was named" and "R.N. Shaw, Please send 18 of these proof". . Photo type: CDV Carte de Visite Photograph, Victorian. Photographer: Elliott & Fry, 55 Baker Street, Portman Square, London, England, UK. (known to be famous Victorian era London photographers Joseph John Elliott 1835-1903 and Clarence Edmund Fry 1840-1897, founded in 1863, it was in business until 1919, see wiki here.)
A beautiful portrait of a strong Shaw family man with arms crossed, the body language is amazing and he appears as if he will start to talk. We can deduce from the inscription that his name is Robert N. Shaw and his sister was Helen, and someon the family is named after him.
We feel this was taken in the 1870's and that he is about 40 years of age, born about 1825-40. A beautiful portrait by one of the most highly regarded London photographers. The photo was found in the United States, in Brimfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, thus he must have some American ties. Ring any bells?
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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