1870's Charles Franklin Ely CDV Photo, Westfield, Hampden County MA
On reverse: "Charles Ely" is handwritten in old period fancy dip pen ink. Photo type: Victorian Carte de visite CDV Photograph. Photographer: A.E. Alden, 3 locations: Main St., Troy NY, Albany or Rensselaer County; Broadway, Saratoga Springs NY, Saratoga County and Main Street, Springfield MA. (Augustus E. Alden, Augustus Ephraim Alden) This photo was taken at Alden's Springfield MA location, Hampden County. It was found in Berkshire County MA.
A beautiful old 1870's CDV image of a young boy with tussled hair, who appears to be about 16-20 years old. It is is slightly trimmed on edges, usually to fit into tight paper photo albums, as most were. Does not affect his image in any way.
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Charles Franklin Ely: Birth 03 Jul 1850 in MA (Charles F. Ely)
Marriage: to Orra Hamlin Jones 1880, age 29, Westfield, Hampden County MA
Death: 1908 14 Jun at age: 57, Westfield, Hampden County, MA,
Joseph Miner Ely (1807-1885) (Joseph Ely, Joseph M. Ely))
Elizabeth Treat Gross (1814-1885) (Elizabeth Ely)
Spouse: Orra Hamlin Jones (1845-1918) (Orra Ely)
We can see he traveled to the nearest big city of Springfield to have his photo taken. A beautiful clearly signed Ely family piece.
Size: 2.5 by 4 inches
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