There is good news for researchers of Lucie G. Adams - Handen, Del. Her portrait has been found in an antiquephoto album!
My name is Robert D. King. I provide a service of returning lost family photos to the family tree researchers and descendants, that will treasure those photos.
Recently, I was able to acquire this Civil War era photo album (5¼” wide by 6” long by 2” thick) which is completely full of 40 carte-de-visites portraits. This album is covered with brown leather and the covers have been decorated with raised geometric designs. The album’s binding is nice and tight, with all pages held firmly in place.
The Index page has not been filled in but many of the page have names written on them. Inserted into the album is a “presentation” in calligraphy that reads “Presented To May Wm. H. Polleys By her Brother T. F. Woodcock”. Written on another loose piece of paper is “1118 South 6th. St – East side”.
It appears that whoever put this album together was very organized because there are three distinct “periods” to their life.
The first group of 9 pictures appear to be from the album owner’s college days in Albany, New York. It was State Normal College at Albany. All 9 photos were taken by the same photographer and at least one of the pictures refers to the “Class of ’77. On-line I found a list of students from 1877, which included all of these students’ names. Several of the students have signed the backs of their pictures and names include: Lucie G. Adams - Handen, Del. (listed just that way) Fannie E. Best - Niverville, Columbia County, New York (listed just that way) Helen M. Whedon, (listed just that way plus West Paulet, Washington) J. H. Potter - Hartwick, Otsego County, New York (listed as Julius ) and staff members Fanny Hubbard and a distinguished male professor.
The next group of 7 pictures are all from Stockton, California. The rest of the 24 pictures are all from San Francisco. Names related to these pictures include: Sister Tucker and Miles Tucker, Mary Moore, George West, Jacob Johnson, Mona Polleys Green, Addie Brooks, and Marian Hart.
If you know of anyone who might want to purchase this heirloom and bring it back into the family, to share with future generations, please contact me at: BobKing@NorthLink.com
Note: The photos I obtain have names and dates or places on them and I list them on my webpage, so that descendants of these lost souls can find them and bring them home. I am not related to these people.
The thousands of photographs are mostly from the 1800's and include Tintypes, Daguerreotypes,Cabinet Cards, Carte-de-visites, Personal Picture Postcards, Photo Albums and Yearbooks.
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