1870's The Haywards Singing Group CDV Photo, Manchester, New Hampshire
#864 Hayward Genealogy:
Printed on front: "The Haywards, Photographed by J.A. Farnham. Printed on reverse: "Compliments and Best Wishes of Mr. & Mrs. William Hayward". Photo type: Original Antique Victorian CDV or Carte de Visite Photograph, taken early 1870's before William's death in 1874. Photographer: Farnham's Photographer, 176 Elm Street, Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (known to be photographer James A. Farnham 1847-1932, a veteran of the 4th NH Volunteers in the Civil War. Also an undertaker and furniture salesman. Son of Issac Farnham 1805–1859 and married to Alice M. Scott Farnham 1847-1917. He also worked as Farnham Bros, photographers, 176 Ferren's Building, Manchester, NH in the late 1860s-1875, and at 864 Elm St, Manchester alone in NH business Directories. We do know which of James' brothers was a photographer with him in the 1860's, do you? Any info appreciated, email Debra here.)
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Parents: William Hayward 1834-1874, a singer, born in Cheltenham, Cheltenham Borough, Gloucestershire, England and died in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. His father was Henry Hayward 1807-1889 born in Gloucestershire, England and died in Litchfield, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, and mother was Maria Howell Hayward 1800-1857, also born in Gloucestershire, England UK. They married St Mary's Church, in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England in 1833 and emigrated to America. His brother was Captain Henry Hayward, Civil War soldier in Co. E of the 2nd NH Infantry.
His wife: Georgianna Durant Hayward 1848–1930, born in Worcester County, Massachusetts, also a concert singer, they married in 1856. Their child was William Henry Hayward 1866–1943, known as Harry Hayward. Georgiana remarried to Frank Messinger Lyon 1848–1925 and they lived in Worcester, Mass.
William & Georgianna were both concert singers who traveled and sang performances in large US cities such as Boston, New York and Chicago. Known as "The Haywards", they were a singing group in the 19th c. and both traveling performers. They would sell these CDV photo portraits of themselves at performances. This is a very clear and stunning portrait of them both. This photo is trimmed on edges, usually to fit into the tight Victorian paper photo album sleeves. It does not affect their actual image in any way. It was found in Rutland, Rutland County Vermont.
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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