1870's Mrs. Mickel signed Vintage CDV Photo, Rock Island, Illinois
On reverse: "Mrs Mickel" is handwritten in fine old period pencil script. Photo type: Victorian Carte de visite CDV Photograph. Photographer: Gayford, Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois (known to be photographer Alfred Gayford, Alfred B. Gayford)
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
There are no 19th c. Mickel family members in Rock island that we could find.
Michel and Michell family born in 1800's found in Rock Island Census. We feel this photo could be one of the last 4 female names, born around 1860:
This is a stunning close up portrait image of a beautiful Victorian woman, age about 18-30 years, with swept up hair, gold earrings and cape. It was taken by skilled Rock Island photographer Alfred Gayford, known for his Civil War CDV photos. It is slightly trimmed on edges, usually to fit into tight paper photo albums, as most were. Does not affect her actual image in any way. Found in New England. She is beautiful, and it is a beautiful Victorian fashion photograph as well. This surname is seen as Michel, Michell, Mickell and Mickel.
Size 2.5 x 4 inches
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