1884 Margaret Shoemaker Orr Cabinet Photo, Davenport, Scott County IA
On front: "Margaret Shoemaker Orr" is handwritten in ballpoint pen and "1884" is also handwritten in blue pencil on reverse. Photo type: Victorian Carte de visite CDV Photograph. Photographer: D.H. Cross, 210 Sixth St., Des Moines, Iowa, Des Moines County. (Known to be Daniel Cross, Daniel H. Cross)
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
City Directory searches show that Margaret Orr was a prominent dressmaker or seamstress on Brady Street in Davenport, Iowa, Scott County. This is on Main Street in Davenport, going north from the Mississippi River.
A beautiful old 1870's CDV image of young Margaret, about 16-20 years old, a very close up and intimate portrait. Found in Essex County, Massachusetts. She may also have some New England ties. It is wonderful to see evidence of a successful19th century woman entrepreneur.
Size: 2.5 by 4 inches
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