1860's Mertie Austin Civil War era CDV Photo, Chicago, Cook County, IL
#217 Austin Genealogy:
On reverse: "Miss Mertie Austin" is handwritten in period pen and ink. Photo type: Original Vintage Victorian CDV Victorian Carte de visite Photo, circa 1860's. Photographer: J. Battersby, 62 North Clark St., Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. (known to be photographer Joseph Battersby)
Mertie may be a nickname for Mertense Austin, Mertle Austin, Myrtle Austin, Mertensia Austin or more. She appears to be about 15 years old, born roughly 1850. She may have traveled to the big city of Chicago to have her "likeness" taken by Mr. J. Battersby. A beautiful old signed Civil War era Austin family piece.
Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
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)