1870s Thomas Howard Fisher CDV Photo, Pishous Ferry, Waterville, Maine
#646 Fisher Genealogy, Maine:
On reverse: "Thomas Howard Fisher, Pishous Ferry, Maine" is boldly handwritten in old period pencil. Then "Son of Geo & Eli____ (Chase), _____" is handwritten very lightly and illegible in pencil by another hand. (is it possibly Elinor? or Eliza? Elizabeth?) There are a few illegible words after this, possibly a place name. Photo type: Original Vintage Victorian CDV carte de Visite Photograph. Photographer: Taken by C.G. Carleton, Photographer, Main Street, Waterville, Maine. (known to be photographer Charles G. Carleton 1835-1895, a native of Whitefield, New Hampshire)
This CDV photo was found in Franklin County, Massachusetts, this is a beautiful piece, but he is mystery to us. We found evidence of a Civil War enlistee named George H. Fisher (possibly his father and possibly George Howard Fisher?) in a list of soldiers in a book by Henry D. Kingsbury and Simeon L. Deyo, editors, called "Illustrated history of Kennebec County, Maine, 1625-1799" (New York, N.Y.: published by H.W. Blake & Co., 1892).
Please note this photo has been bent in the middle, but is still intact, and if original is purchased, it will be housed in a hard rigid sleeve. The image is a wonderful close up and intimate portrait of Thomas's face, see photos below.
We believe the photo to be taken in the 1870's and Thomas to have been born approximately 1840-55. There is very little info on Pishous Ferry, Maine, except scant mention of it as a port in the 1880's. We can find very little info on the Kennebec County Fisher family and their genealogy. Any help greatly appreciated! Please email Debra here.
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)
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