Austin Genealogy: 1860's Mertie Austin CDV Photo, Chicago Civil War Era
1860's Mertie Austin CDV Photo, of Chicago, IL, Cook County. Vintage Victorian Historical Photo: #217:
-Original Civil War era CDV by 19th c Chicago Photographer Joseph Battersby
-Chicago, Illinois, Cook County History
-Austin Family Genealogy: Chicago area
-A one of kind antique photo, when sold, no more
On reverse: "Miss Mertie Austin" is handwritten in period pen and ink. Photo type: 1860's CDV Carte de visite Photo. Photographer: J. Battersby (Joseph Battersby), 62 North Clark St. Chicago, Illinois, Cook County.
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. Battersby. A beautiful old 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)