1860's Ward Edward Allen CDV Photo, Worcester County, Massachusetts
This is a wonderful hand signed and hand dated Civil War era original Antique Victorian CDV carte de visite photo portrait of Ward E. Allen. On back side he has handwritten, in his beautiful script "Very Cordially, Your Friend, Ward E. Allen, Templeton, Mass. Our Home, June 15, 1863." Mr. Allen would be in his thirties here. The photo is unique in that his arm holding onto the chair appears to have moved and it seems that the photographer shaded out the movement in the negative, unusual for this time in the development of photography. Photographer: Unmarked, Unknown.
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Ward Edward Allen 1834-1882
His wife: Susan Pendleton Allen, 1834-1890, born in Willimansett MA, married to Mr. Allen in Willamansett in 1868, and passed away in Chicopee Falls, MA in 1890.
Ward E Allen in the Massachusetts, Marriage Records 1840-1915
Birth Year: abt 1836
Birth Place: Mansfield, Tolland County, Connecticut,
Marriage Date: 31 Dec 1870
Marriage Place: Chicopee, Massachusetts
Father: Levi Allen
Mother: Maria Brigham Allen
Spouse: Susan Sophronia Pendleton Allen
In the 1860 census, Ward E. Allen, age 24 born in CT was residing in Templeton, Worcester County, MA, appearing to be a boarder with a Parker family. he married in 1870, and in the 1870 census he is age 36, residing in Ashburnham, Worcester County, Massachusetts with wife Susan Ward. In 1880, still in Ashburnham, his occupation is working in a chair shop. Susan Sophronia Pendelton was born in Willimansett MA and passed away in Chicopee Falls, MA in 1890. Pendelton is another spelling of this surname.
This photo was found in Kingston, Ulster County, New York. It is is a beautiful, clear portrait of Ward Allen and beautifully hand signed or autographed. Willimansett is located in Chicopee, on the Connecticut River in Hampden County, Massachusetts. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts area. At the end of the 19th century, the Willimansett Bridge was built, connecting Willimansett with Holyoke, Mass. A beautiful Ward family piece.
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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