1870's John Holbrook CDV Photo, Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont
#109 Vermont Holbrook Genealogy
On reverse: "John Holbrook, teamster at Asylum" handwritten in old pencil script. Photo type: Original Antique Victorian Carte de visite CDV Photograph. Photographer: Wyatt, 61 Main Street, Brattleboro, Vermont, Windham County. (known to be photographer A.D. Wyatt, Arthur Wyatt or Arthur Damon Wyatt 1859-1921)
The Holbrook name goes back to the 1700's in census history for the Brattleboro, Windham VT area. John worked at the famous Brattleboro Retreat, founded in 1834 as the Vermont Asylum for the Insane. It was the established as a hospital for the welfare of the mentally ill, and renamed as the Brattleboro Retreat in the late 1900's, to eliminate confusion with the Vermont State Asylum for the Insane. The retreat was formed on the basis of the York Retreat in England, ans influenced by the Quakers and Dr. Benjamin Rush, one of the founding fathers.
This is a beautiful old 1870's clearly signed CDV image of a very handsome young Holbrook family gentleman, about 20 years old, born about 1848-1865. It is great to know his occupation as a teamster, which referred to one who drives a team, as in a team of horses. It was found in Hamilton, Madison County, New York.
Size: 2.5 by 4 inches
Note: The original is sold, but you may still purchase large, detailed and intimate 300 dpi high resolution scans of front and back, sent immediately via email. Please check our site carefully, as many may be related to each other that we are unaware of. Click scan to place in your cart. Thank you, enjoy! ~debra (please also join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. contact info on top bar)
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