1880's J.S. Reed Family Cabinet Card Photo, Muncy, Lycoming County PA
On reverse: "JS Reed, 105 Thompson Ave" handwritten in old period fancy pencil, as well as "J.S Reed" handwritten again in pencil. Photo type: Cabinet Card photograph. Photographer: D. Ginter, Muncy, Pennsylvania, Lycoming County. (known to be photographer David Ginter)
Found in Public Records:
We found a reference to a J.S. Reed in Lycoming County here:
Book: History of Centre and Clinton Counties, Pennsylvania by John Blair Linn (1831-1899), Published 1883 in Philadelphia by Louis H. Everts:
"In the spring and summer of 1873 the fine two-story brick school-house on Fourteenth Street was erected, at the cost of fifteen thousand dollars. This building contains six large pleasant rooms, which are well lighted and ventilated, neatly finished, and furnished with the best furniture that could be procured. At the opening of the term in the fall of 1875, Professor J.S. Reed, former superintendent of Lycoming County, was made principal, and Professor A.W. Brumgard, a graduate of Bloomsburg Normal School, was chosen teacher of the first grammar school and placed in charge of the Seventh Street building. Professors Reed and Brumgard are teachers of unquestionable ability, and under their skillful management the schools of the borough have made rapid and substantial progress."
A beautiful and unusual family image of 3 Reed family members, appears to be a mother about 50 years old, and 2 daughters, about 13 and 18 years of age, set in 3 sepia vignettes in center, beautiful and by a skilled photographer!
We found a John S. Reed and James S. Reed in the area in genealogy searches. The Reed surnname is important in this area of Pennsylvania, and were early settlers. The photo was found in Hampshire County MA, thus they may also have New England ties.
Size: 4.5 by 7 inches
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