1870's Daniel Dunn Hand Tinted CDV Photo, Springfield, Chicopee MA
Dunn Genealogy: Daniel Dunn 1870's Victorian hand tinted CDV photo, Springfield MA #530:
On reverse: "Daniel Dunn" is handwritten in pencil. Photo Type: Hand Colored CDV Carte de Visite Photograph. Date: circa 1870s. Photographer: A.E. Alden, Springfield, Massachusetts, and Providence, Rhode Island. (Hampden County & Providence in Bristol County)
Found in Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts. This photo is one of the best examples of hand tinted photography we have seen, very vibrant in color, and unusual in that regard. Hand tinting was done by skilled artists before the advent of color photography. generally it adds a pink blush to cheeks, or colors a bit of their clothing, this is an amazing example of a full color, a stunning and unusual photograph.
Daniel would have been born about 1835-45. This photographer worked in two places. We feel that this photo is from the Springfield area, based on where it was found, close to Springfield in the next town of Westfield.
Found in Public Records:
Daniel Dunn in the 1880 United States Federal Census
Birth Year: abt 1835
Birthplace: Ireland, Irish
Home in 1880: Chicopee, Hampden, Massachusetts
Spouse's Name: Catharin Dunn
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
Occupation: Works Cotton Mill
Household Members: Name, Age
Daniel Dunn 45
Catharine Dunn 45 (nee Catherine Mahoney)
Margret Dunn 8
William Dunn 7
Callistus Dunn 3
Jane A. Gallagher 46 (Sister in law)
Ellen Mahoney 44 (Sister in law)
It is likely Daniel would have traveled to the "big city" of Springfield to have his photo taken, about 4 miles distance. A beautiful and vibrant piece, uncommon.
Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
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