I put this query for a friend, who acquired several photographs that appear to be Civil War period.
Here is the information on the back of the 2 CDVs:
1. Sergeant with veteran stripes taken in Philadelphia inscribed "First Husband of Sarah Simmington"
2. Civilian taken in Chester inscribed "Jos. Oakes Husband of Edith Simmington"
I checked Bates for Sgt. George W. Simmington, F/1st PA Reserves & H/190th and found he was captured and died at Salisbury, NC, 21 Dec. 1864 as a veteran.This would match the photo if his wife was Sarah.
Also wondered if Edith could be a daughter rather than a sister.
We were trying to link Oakes and Simmington in the general area and figure out who these people were.HGL