Youth

 

This CdV has been trimmed at the corners so it would slide into a book more easily but the borders reveal its 1860s origin. The “one thin one thick” border lines were in use between 1864-1869. Secondly, the size of the image is consistent with a mid 60s CdV. The smaller, dime-sized images were made generally before 1865. Between 1865-1870 the images gradually became larger until in the 1870s you see an image that fills the entire card.

The photographer used in this instance was Grammer & Perkins – opposite the Odd Fellow’s Hall – in Winchester, MD. Winchester is over 130 miles from Cumberland, where many of our previous photos in this album were produced.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. IntenseGuy
    Sep 06, 2012 @ 08:21:08

    Winchester is not far from where the suspected E. Gill was from – but this boy looks a lot like some of the other men in the album – definately looks like a relative if not just “a younger version”.

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