Burtch Family Civil War
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Burtch Family Photo Album

Civil War Era Burtch Family Album with CDVs (Cartes de Visites), circa 1860s.

Surnames: Burtch, Gransake Zeir, Zeirt, Blanchard, Morehouse, Stetson, Hooper

Locations: Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Illinois, Nebraska, Michigan, Ohio, England

Types of Early Photographs

The type of photograph in an album helps to date the album

Daguerreotypes (ca 1839)

Photography in USA began circa 1839 but not many are found before 1854.

Ambrotypes (circa 1854)

The ambrotype was a glass negative backed with black material so it appeared as a positive image

Tintypes (ca 1855)

The Ferrotype process (tintypes) was introduced in the United States in 1855. It substituted an iron plate for glass and is one of a kind. No copies could be made from a tintype.

Carte de Visite or CDVs (ca 1859)

CDV stands for carte de visite. CDVs replaced ambrotypes, producing a card 2.5 by 4" CDVs arrived in the United States around 1859, on the eve of the Civil War (1861-1865). On June 30, 1864 a tax on photographs, ambrotypes, daguerreotypes and other "sun-pictures" went into effect. Tax Revenue Stamps had to be placed on the backs of photographs from that date (1864) until August 1, 1866. This helps date CDVs taken in this time period.

Cabinet Cards (circa 1870)

CDV’s were replaced in the 1870s by Cabinet Cards which were on a larger 4 by 6" card.
I am pleased to now offer individual photographic reproductions for sale! You can purchase a photographic reproduction of any family photo from my albums. I have rescued over 2500 one-of-a-kind identified family photos taken 1850 to 1900.

Album #41- Burtch

List of photos as identified in album
  • BUR-1. Man. V= Claplin’s Photo. Gallery, Worcester, Mass
  • BUR-2. Woman V= L D Judkins, Essex St. Lawrence Mass
  • BUR-3. Woman. V= L D Judkins, Essex St. Lawrence Mass
  • BUR-4. Woman. V=E. Ireland, Manchester (england?)
  • BUR-5. Woman. V=blank
  • BUR-6. Woman. V= L D Judkins, Essex St. Lawrence Mass
  • BUR-7. 3 women tintype
  • BUR-8. couple
  • BUR-9. boy. V= Powers, Schenectady NY
  • BUR-10. Woman. V=Mrs. Robinson, Ashton-under lyne
  • BUR-11. Man. V=blank
  • BUR-12. 2 women. Tintype
  • BUR-13. empty
  • BUR-14. woman. . V= L D Judkins, Essex St. Lawrence Mass
  • BUR-15. woman. V=Lovejoy, Glens Falls NY
  • BUR-16. bearded man V=J L Potter, Lawrence Mass
  • BUR-17. man with mustache. V=T J Arnold, Ballston NY
  • BUR-18. tintype baby
  • BUR-19. elderly couple v=H D Cole, Bainbridge NY. “Grandfather Gransake? Grandmother Gransake? Zermiah Zeir/t”
  • BUR-20. empty
  • BUR-21. woman f=Henry Barrett Natick Mass v=”Marion A. Blanchard”
  • BUR-22. empty
  • BUR-23. man, woman + baby v=blank
  • BUR-24. woman. V=Prov. RI H O Morton
  • BUR-25. child. V=Joseph Ward, Looking glasse and picture Frames, Boston
  • BUR-26. man with long beard. F=Registered in the us patent office 1875. V=”Mr. Morehouse” CD Mosher & Co. Historical National Photographir, Chicago. Medals awarded 1876 etc
  • BUR-27. elderly crabby man. V=”James Burtch” Merchants Gallery, Guilford NY
  • BUR-28. empty
  • BUR-29. baby v=”John J Burtch“ N J Anderson, Wahoo Neb.
  • BUR-30. empty
  • BUR-31. 5 adults, tintype
  • BUR-32. woman. V= “Mrs. Ezbon Butch” J M Hoags’ Rooms, Adrian Mich.
  • BUR-33. Man v=”Uncle Egbon Burtch”
  • BUR-34. woman v=”Elma Burtch” E Haley, Wauseon Ohio
  • BUR-35. bearded man v=J Wise, Ryecroft, Asthon [England??]
  • BUR-36. woman v= M F King, Portland ME
  • BUR-37. man v=”Luman Burtch”
  • BUR-38. woman tintype
  • BUR-39. man F=Registered in the us patent office 1875 v=”H. L. Stetson” CD Mosher & Co. Historical National Photographir, Chicago. Medals awarded 1876 etc
  • BUR-40. woman v= Carte de Visite by J L Potter, Lawrence Mass
  • BUR-41. child v=”Propertyof JJ Burtch, 7141 Champlain Ave. Hazeltine Burtch” Wahoo Neb.
  • BUR-42. Empty
  • BUR-43. Woman. V= W Shaw Warren, Boston
  • BUR-44. woman v = H. O. Morton, Providence RI
  • BUR-45. man v is black with printing CD Mosher & Co. Historical National Photographir, Chicago. Medals awarded 1876 etc
  • BUR-46. older man. V =”Grandpa Hooper, 86 years 3 months” H N Robinson, Bridgewater, Mass
  • BUR-47. woman v= Carte de Visite by J L Potter, Lawrence Mass
  • BUR-48. older man v=”Burdick Burtch”
  • BUR-49. woman v=”Bettie Burtch”
  • BUR-50. card - The Lord is my shepherd etc

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Step 1: Write down the Album #. Example: #55
Step 2: Write down the Name & Number of each photo you are interested in. Example: MA-2, MA-15
Step 3: Place your order for individual quality photographic reproductions

Sample Photos from Album

Thumbnails available for viewing

Genealogy Research

1860 United States Federal Census Record
Name: Ezbon Burtch
Age in 1860: 56
Birth Year: abt 1804
Birthplace: Ohio
Home in 1860: Dover, Fulton, Ohio
Post Office: Tedrow
Ezbon Burtch 56
Abigal Burtch 35 b NY [nee Sladen]
Adam J Burtch 18 b NY
Laura Burtch 15 b NY
Chauncy Burtch 1 b NY

Lost Faces Introduction

List of Photo Albums & Family Surnames
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