1889 Dorothy Shank Upedegraff Cabinet Photo, Williamsport PA, SAR, DAR
On reverse: "Dorothy E. Shank, Daughter of William Shank & Lucy Love Updegraff Shank, daughter of William Updegraff" is beautifully hand signed in fancy old dip pen ink. Photographer: New York Photographic Art Studio, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, dated "copyright 1889" in backmark. Corner 3rd & Pine Sts, Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. Pine is crossed off and Market Street is handwritten in. (thought to be Williamsport photographers Edmond Neville MacCollin 1847-1913 and his brother Andrew Washington Fleming MacCollin 1846-1923 known as A.W.F. MacCollin, also seen as Mac Collin and McCollin. Edmond opened a new studio around 1890 when his brother left to pursue acting and opera in NYC, this may be it, although we believe the name did not last. Their studio is mentioned in directories as 3rd and Pine Street)
The photo has a streak across it, as seen in our scan, but is beautiful and clean with a great image of baby Dorothy.
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
1900 United States Federal Census about Dorothy E Shank or Dorothy B Shank
Home in 1900: Loyalsock, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania
Birth Date: Jan 1890
Father's Name: Wilson W Shank (Wilson Shank)
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Name: Lucy Shank (Lucy Love Shank)
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Wilson Shank 50
Lucy Shank 38
Martha A Shank 27
Clyde Shank 12
Dorothy E Shank 10
William B Updegraff 1845-1881 and Lucy Love Updegraff Shank 1862-1956 are buried at Wildwood Cemetery in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, which means his family fought in the American Revolutionary War as soldiers, SAR, DAR, Daughters of the American Revolution related.
A beautiful old 1880-90's stunning cabinet photo portrait of baby Dorothy in a beautiful hand made dress, much loved. She appears to be about 3 years of age, standing on an ornate wicker bench. It was found in Columbia County, New York. Updegraph is an alternative spelling of this surname in census records.
Size: 4.5 by 7 inches
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