1870's Leon M. Davison CDV Photo, Warren, Jo Daviess County, Illinois
On front: "Leon M. Davison" is handwritten in old period dip pen ink. Photo type: Original Vintage Victorian Carte de visite CDV Victorian Photograph. Photographer: S.L. Buser, Warren, Jo Daviess County, Illinois. (known to be photographer Samuel Lloyd Buser of the famous Buser family of photographers)
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
The only Davisons we can find in all of Jo Daviess county in this time period are Peter Davison & Moses Davison in the 1860 US Federal Census:
Name: Peter Davison
Birth Year: abt 1842
Home in 1860: Warren, Jo Daviess County, Illinois
Household Members Name Age:
Daniel H Dean, age 30, a Master Blacksmith
Lucretia Dean, age 21
Dora Dean, age 8/12
Moses Davison age 23, Apprentice Blacksmith, born NY
Peter Davison age 18, Apprentice Blacksmith, born NY
Albert Wood age 27, Master Wagonmaker, born NY
Interestingly, this was found in Ulster County, New York, and these Davison boys were born in NY. A beautiful old 1870's CDV photo of a drawing of young Leon, who appears about 4 years old. This is most likely a post mortem, funeral, memorial or mourning photo, it is peculiar, and artistically touched up, as in it is a mix of photography and a pastel drawing. Davidson is an alternative spelling.
We could find no reference to baby Leon or Leonard in public records. It is possible he did not make it into census records between the years of, say, 1870 to 1880. This is a beautiful old post mortem CDV piece. Leon wears an amazing outfit with high button shoes, and sits on a plush velvet bench.
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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