1890s Thomas Joseph Whalen, Great Falls Strafford County New Hampshire
On reverse: "Thomas Joseph Whalen, 3 1/2 years old, Great Falls, NH" is very clearly handwritten in old period dip pen ink. Photo type: Cabinet Card Photograph. Photographer: Fortier, 36 Main Street, Great Falls, Strafford County, New Hampshire (we believe this to be photographer Francois Xavier Fortier, who emigrated from Canada in 1886 to Somersworth NH)
This is a beautiful and rich sepia toned 1890's photo of a young boy in a dress. In the Victorian era, boys wore frocks with pleated skirts, or tunics and blouses over pleated skirts, until the age of three or five. His head is shaved, and he looks directly into the camera, standing next to a large rock, which is an old photographers studio prop. Unusual and a stunning American portrait by a skilled photographer.
It was found in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire NH. Great Falls is now known as Somersworth, New Hampshire.
Size: 4.5 x 7 inches
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