1883 Adam Scott Pratt CDV Photo, Washington DC, Howard University
On reverse: "Mr. Pratt, Dec. 3, 1883, Washington, DC" is handwritten in pencil. Photo Type: Original Vintage Victorian CDV Carte de Visite Photograph. Photographer: Julius Ulke Photographer, 1109 & 1111 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, DC District of Columbia. The photographer's advertising backmark has an unusual fancy printed "1874" date. (Note: Famous Washington DC Civil War era Photographer Julius Ulke 1833-1910 was a boarder at the house where Lincoln died, and took a famous photograph of the room shortly after the President’s body was removed in 1865.)
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Adam Scott Pratt 1818-1900
Wife: Sophia Outerbridge Pratt 1817-1896
Their 2 Children:
1.) Frederick W. Pratt (1845-1916)
His 2 spouses:
1. Henrietta Elizabeth Finckel Pratt 1849-1869
2. Esther Simpson Pratt 1859-1928
His 4 children:
1. Bessie Phillips Pratt Chenoweth 1868-1953, married H.P. Chenoweth of California
2. Edith Pratt Dickins 1875-1931, Mrs. F.W. Dickins, the widow of Rear Admiral Dickins, US Navy, also seen spelled as F.W. Dickens.
3. Frederick Elwood Pratt 1885-1920, known as F. Elwood Pratt
4. Philip Rodgers Pratt 1891-1938
2.) Sophie Ringwood Pratt 1860-1930, born 1860 in Leroy, Genesee County, New York and died in Washington DC in 1930, unmarried.
Adam S. Pratt Obituary in the Washington Evening Star, July 2, 1900: "Adam Scott Pratt was born in Ireland on January 11, 1818; immigrating to America "when just past his majority." He came to Washington in 1861, when he became Chief of the redemption division of the Treasury Department under Abraham Lincoln. In 1867 he left Treasury to become an attorney for banks before the Treasury Department. He was a charter member, President and Director of the National Insurance Company. He was involved in a number of eleemosynary activities including the YMCA. the Central Union Mission, the Washington Bible Society , the Anti-Saloon League, the Homeopathic Hospital, the Glen Echo Chautauqua, Howard University, and the Humane Society. He died in the Catskills."
Note: The Adam Pratt House is at 9 Logan Circle in Washington DC. It was built in 1890 by builder John W. Swainson, architect George B. Phelps. It was restored in the 1980's and is now designated a National Historic Landmark.
wiki: "Howard University was formed after the Civil War, by members of The First Congregational Society of Washington. It was first considered as a theological seminary for African-American clergymen, but then expanded to include a provision for establishing a university. Within two years, the University consisted of the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Medicine. The new institution was named for General Oliver Otis Howard, a Civil War hero, who was both the founder of the University and, at the time, Commissioner of the Freedmen's Bureau."
This is a beautiful and rare unpublished portrait photograph of a wonderful man, taken by the famous DC Civil War era photographer, Julius Ulke. Adam S. Pratt and his family are buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington DC. A rare and amazing piece.
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. 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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