1890's Sumner Prescott Collins Photo, Pine Island, Goodhue County MN
On reverse: "Sumner Collins and family, Pine Island Minn., no relation" is beautifully handwritten in old fancy fountain pen. Photo type: Original Vintage Victorian Cabinet Card Photograph. Photographer: Snow, Zumbrota, Goodhue County, Minnesota (known to be photographer brothers J.R. Snow or John R. Snow 1868-1956 or H.H. Snow, or Horace Hollis Snow 1865-1911, both born in New Brunswick, Canada, and with their family moved to Jonesport, Washington County, Maine in 1876. We know John first worked as a traveling tent photographer, and eventually opened Snow's Studio or The Snow Gallery in Fort Dodge, Iowa; Zumbrota, Goodhue County, Minnesota and in 1893 worked in Mankato, Blue Earth, Minnesota. His wife, Margaret A Hower Lewis Snow 1873–1916 also worked as a photographer with him. Their daughter there was Mildred L. Snow Boure 1904–1987 and their son, C.J. Snow or Cecil John Snow 1894-1968, worked as a photographer in Mankato into the 1920’s to 1930’s. John's older brother H.H. Snow, or Horace H Snow, also seen as "Hollie" Snow managed his own studio in Zumbrota, Minnesota from 1894-1895, which his brother John managed. He left the photography business and eventually moved on to Tennessee and to Georgia, while it appears John stayed on. Their parents were Rufus Snow 1838–1881 and Carolyn Amelia Nevins Raymond Snow 1833–1913, also seen as maiden name Nevers. His mother's first husband was Samuel Rice Raymond 1834–1859 and the Snow boys had Raymond half siblings) Historical Note: Photographer Sherman E. Blake 1866-1848, also born in Canada, was the predecessor to the John Snow Gallery in Mankato, working 1892-1894 as a photographer there)
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Sumner Prescott Collins 1852-1933 born in New Hampshire to Daniel Farmer Collins 1833–1899 and Charlotte Elizabeth Rogers 1834–1909. His brother was Edgar George Collins 1863–1947.
His wife: Martha Ann Cron Collins 1857–1947, born in Minnesota
Sarah Elizabeth Collins 1877–1881, died age 4.
Alexander Bertram Collins 1883–1965
(He is seen as A. Bertram Collins or Bertie A. Collins)
Daniel Fred Collins 1886–1965
Sumner's occupation was a farmer. He and his wife are buried at the Pine Island Cemetery, Pine Island, Goodhue County, Minnesota. This beautiful full body pose portrait photo was found in Sheffield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. It was possibly removed from a photo album back east, thus the inscription of "no relation" on reverse. A beautiful and rare piece.
Size: 4.5 by 7 inches
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