1870's-1880's Arthur L. Downing Family Signed and ID'd CDV Photo
On reverse: 'Arthur L. Downings Picture' is handwritten in old period pencil script. Photographer: Unmarked, Unknown.
Here a Downing family genealogy researcher is needed. We assume the handwritten old inscription reads his surname Downings as lacking an apostrophe, as in it correctly should read "Arthur Downing's Picture." Therefore his correct name would be Arthur Downing.
This photo was found in Rome, Oneida County, New York at a flea market with vendors from all over the east coast. A beautiful Downing baby in a fancy large handmade lace collar looks straight that the camera. A remnant of a quilt or blanket can be seen propping him up, most likely a "hidden mother" studio photo. The baby's mother would be draped behind holding the baby up for the long 30 second or more exposure in the photographer's studio, quite a feat! We feel he would have been born in the 1870-1885 range, most likely earlier than 1885. Any help or correction appreciated, email Debra here.
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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