1860's Cornelius Daniels CDV Photo, Pottstown, Montgomery County, PA
On reverse: "Cornelius G. Daniels" is hand stencilled in beautiful old period Victorian script and his initials ‘CD’ also handwritten in pencil. Photo type: Original vintage Victorian CDV or Carte de Visite Civil War era Photograph. Photographer: Isaac S. Lachman, Main St. Opposite the bank, Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. (known to be photographer Isaac Lachman 1835-1901)
Note: We often see evidence of tiny thin brass stencils in the 19th century, and feel one of these was used to stencil his beautiful name in ornate script. An unusual and beautiful marking. The actual CDV card is also marked as printed by "Swan Printer, 2nd & Callowhill, Philadelphia." This is in Chester, Philadelphia or Montgomery County.
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Cornelius Daniell in the 1850 United States Federal Census
Name: Cornelius Daniell (corrected to Cornelius Daniels)
Birth Year: abt 1847
Home in 1850: Jackson, Northumberland County
Harriet Daniell 28 (Harriet Daniels)
Cornelius Daniell 3 (Cornelius Daniels)
Anna Daniell 2 (Anna Daniels)
Cornelius Daniels in the 1870 United States Federal Census
Age in 1870: 23
Birth Year: abt 1847
Home in 1870: Pottstown, Montgomery County
Household Members: Name Age
Cornelius Daniels 23
Sarah Daniels 18 wife, they married 1869.
This photo was found in Canton, Wayne County, Michigan. He may also have Michigan ties, or have moved there. It is a wonderful Civil war era image of Cornelius in a flat top hat. We were unable to find more info on him and his wife Sarah Daniels in more extensive searches. Would love to know more, 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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