1880 3 Photos: Mrs Luke Palmer, Sarah Campbell Palmer, Burlington Iowa
3 Signed Vintage Photos:
Photo #1: On reverse: "Mrs. Luke Palmer" is handwritten in fountain pen ink. Photo Type: Original Victorian Cabinet Card Photograph. Photographer: Monfort & Hill,Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa. (known to be photographers Alfred Monfort or Alfred W. Monfort & George Hill)
Photo #2: On reverse: Mrs. Luke Palmer is handwritten in old period fountain pen ink. Photo Type: Original Vintage Victorian CDV Carte de visite Photograph. Photographer: Monfort & Hill, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa. (see above)
Photo #3: On reverse: "Sarah Palmer Campbell" is handwritten in old period pencil, as well as "Burlington, Iowa" in old fountain pen ink. Photo Type: Original Vintage Victorian CDV Carte de visite Photograph. Photographer: Monfort & Hill, Burlington, Iowa, Des Moines County. (see above)
These 3 photos were were found together in Buffalo, Erie County, New York. We found extensive info on Luke Palmer online: He married Miss Mary E. Holbrook (seen here) from Connecticut, who was educated in Hartford and taught school in Connecticut. She also taught at a private school in Burlington, Iowa. She died in 1888.
1. Luke Palmer, Jr.
2. Sarah M. Palmer Cameron, who married John S. Cameron, a civil engineer, secretary of the railroad commission of Iowa, and then assistant to general manager of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railway Company. Later he was with the Union Pacific Railroad, and finally worked at an electric railway in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mrs. Sarah Cameron died February 24, 1881, leaving two sons, one studying at Yale, and a daughter in Burlington, Iowa.
This is a wonderful and historical Iowa Palmer family set that we were thrilled to find in New England, where they may have family ties. the set of 3 was found together in Palmer, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
Size 2.5 x 4 inches for CDV
Size. 4.5 x 6 inches for Cabinet Photos
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)