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1869 Bella / Isabella Shaw CDV Photo, Norristown, Montgomery County PA


On reverse: "Miss Bella Shaw, Norristown, Penna. Jan. 1869" is handwritten in old purple decorative dip pen ink script. Photo type: Original Vintage Victorian CDV or Carte de Visite Photograph. Photographer: Gihon & Jones, Artists and Photographers, 812 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, Philadelphia County. (known to be Civil War photographer John Lawrence Gihon 1839-1878 and his partner at the time Philly photographer William Jones)

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Isabella Shaw in the U.S. City Directories 1822-1995
Residence Year: 1882
Street address: 412 DeKalb Street
Residence Place: Norristown, Pennsylvania
Publication Title: Norristown, Pennsylvania, City Directory, 1882

Isabella Shaw in the 1860 United States Federal Census
Age: 14
Birth Year: abt 1846
Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Home in 1860: Norristown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania
Household Members: Name, Age
Harvey Shaw 46
Sophia Shaw 36
Isabella Shaw 14
John E Shaw 12
Margaret Murry 20 (servant, born Ireland)

Isabela Shaw in the 1880 United States Federal Census
Age: 34
Birth Year: abt 1846
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1880: Norristown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's name: Hervey Shaw
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's name: Sophia E. Shaw
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Name Age
Hervey Shaw 67
Sophia E. Shaw 57
Isabela Shaw 34
J. Elliott Shaw 32

Isabella Shaw in the U.S., Presbyterian Records, 1743-1970
Event Type: Death
Death Date: 7 May 1917
Death Place: Norristown Pennsylvania
Church: First Presbyterian Church

This family photo is slightly trimmed on edges, usually to fit into tight paper photo albums, as most were. Does not affect her actual image in any way.

Bella has beautifully hand tinted pink cheeks and plaited hair. A beautiful photo, found in Northville, Wayne County, Michigan. Bella is a nickname for Isabella. Her home town of Norristown in is in Montgomery County, or Chester County PA. A beautiful old piece.

Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
Debra Clifford Ancestorville Genealogy      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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Scans-300 dpi Large Crisp Scans of Front/Back-Sent via email 1869 Bella / Isabella Shaw CDV Photo, Norristown, Montgomery County PA - Scans-300 dpi Large Crisp Scans of Front/Back-Sent via email - Scans $4.99

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