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Maulsby Edwards Family Photo Album

This is an unusual Blue & Gold Velvet Photo Album with attached metal bird. There are 44 Photos with notations, some are Quakers. There are 13 Cabinet Cards (1880-1890), 25 CDVs (1860-1880), 1 tintype and the remainder miscellaneous. Here is a sample of thumbnail photos from the Quaker Photo Album Maulsby Family.
Quaker Photo Album Maulsby Family


Surnames: Maulsby, Edwards, Huddle, Love, Coates, Davis, Babcock, Hillman, Culin, Ford, Yarrow, Sackett

Locations: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Germany

Following are the handwritten notes under each photo, which are in two distinct hands. The first hand is in pencil, and is for the majority of the photos. The second hand is in ink and is only seen on a few of the photos. I have notated the list below to indicate if the second inked hand has written the note. My notes are in square brackets [ ] Words in curved brackets ( ) were in the original written notes in the album. When I took the photos out of the album, many had inscriptions in period handriting - very neat and beautifuly written. Some were dated. I believe these were written by Edward Burd Edwards and that he was the original owner of the photo album.

  • QM-1. Cousin Matilda Maulsby, Grandfather Edwards (E B Edwards), J. Warner Edwards, and sister Ida Maulsby [Note that Ida is Matilda’s sister] v= "Aug't 5, 1878" Photographer: Franz Hanfstaengl FN 1, Munchen Germany [Edward, his son Joseph Warner and 2 nieces Ida and Matilida obviously travelled to Europe in 1878. This clue with the date and location enabled me to find the passenger list for their return from their European trip. See FN 2]
  • QM-2. Elsie Edwards, 1st cousin daughter of Horace & Katie Edwards
  • QM-3. Horace Edwards son of E B Edwards v="1875" Ph. Gutekunst, Philadelphia Pennsylvania
  • QM-4. And wife Katie Huddle Edwards. v=Phillips, Philadelphia Pennsylvania
  • QM-5. Carrie Love, daughter of Jessup [Note: should be wife of Jessup?] C.H. & Rebecca Love [Should be daughter of....] v=Mahan & Keller, Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Paper insert has writing "for Katie"
  • QM-6. Jos. Ridgway Love (son of CH & Rebecca) v=Mahan & Keller, Philadelphia Pennsylvania
  • QM-7. Mary Love (Coates) daughter of CH & Rebecca v=Mahan & Keller, Philadelphia Pennsylvania
  • QM-8. Edw. Bird Love (son of CH & Rebecca) v=Mahan & Keller, Philadelphia Pennsylvania
  • QM-9. Edw. Bird Edwards v=Draper & Husted Philadelphia Pennsylvania
  • QM-10. J. Warner/Harrier Edwards (son of E B Edwards) v= F. Gutekunst, Philadelphia Pennsylvania
  • QM-11. Rachel Maulsby (Grandfather Edwards sister), mother of Cousin Matilda v="Sister. 1730 Greene St. 1882" Ph. A K P Trask, Philadelphia Pennsylvania
  • QM-12. John Hillman, Grandfather Edwards nephew, cousin Helen Babcock’s father. v=Scgikkm Philadelphia Pennsylvania
  • QM-13. Cousin Ida Maulsby, Cousin Matilda’s sister v=A K P Trask, Philadelphia Pennsylvania
  • QM-14. J. Warner/Harrier? E. Love v= L H Sawyer, Philadelphia Pennsylvania
  • QM-15. Rebecca F. Love. Grandmother v=Mahan & Keller, Philadelphia Pennsylvania
  • QM-16. Carrie Love (Jessup) v = P E Chillman, Philadelphia Pennsylvania
  • QM-17. Merchant Maulsby, cousin Matilda’s father v=Garretts, Philadelphia Pennsylvania [this is a duplicate of photo QM34]
  • QM-18. Rachel Edwards Maulsby, Cousin Matilda’s mother, Grandfather EBE Edwards’ sister v="Mrs. Maulsby, 50 years, 1877"
  • QM-19. Ida Maulsby v="Miss Ida Maulsby, 19 years" Garretts, Philadelphia Pennsylvania
  • QM-20. Matilda Maulsby v=Garretts, Philadelphia Pennsylvania
  • QM-21. Elsie Edwards [21 & 22 have an inked family tree above and beside their photos which are both on the same page]
  • QM-22. Elsie Edwards v= Phillips, Philadelphia Pennsylvania
  • QM-23. Aunt Kate Edwards v="Katie Edwards" Ph = P E Chillman, Philadelphia Pennsylvania
  • QM-24. Lydia Love (Culin) v = Trask
  • QM-25. Elsie Edwards v= PF Chillman, Philadelphia Pennsylvania
  • QM-26. Jason Davis (Grandfather Edwards’ nephew] v=Philadelphia Pennsylvania
  • QM-27. Ida Maulsbv="Stroudsburg, Aug. 29, 1891. Ida" [ QM27, QM28 & QM32 appear to be taken same day, same place]
  • QM-28. Anna Maulsby, blind sister of cousins Matilda and Ida [ QM27, QM28 & QM32 appear to be taken same day, same place]
  • QM-29. Lydia Love (Culin) v= P E Chillman, Philadelphia Pennsylvania
  • QM-30. Lydia Love (Culin) v = Chillman, Philadelphia Pennsylvania
  • QM-31. Carrie Love (Jessup) v=Philadelphia Pennsylvania
  • QM-32. Cousin Matilda Maulsby v="Stroudsburg. Aug. 29th 1891. Tillie" [ QM27, QM28 & QM32 appear to be taken same day, same place]
  • QM-33. Mary Love Coates [very faded] v= Whitaker & Co. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
  • QM-34. [inked hand] Merchant Maulsby, cousin Matilda’s father “the meanest man that ever lived” v=Garrett, Philadelphia Pennsylvania
  • QM-35. 2 men, written on photo in pencil is “E B Edwards” Tintype 3 12/x5"
  • QM-36. empty
  • QM-37. empty
  • QM-38. empty
  • QM-39. empty
  • QM-40. “E B Edwards” [cut from larger photo, taken outside]
  • QM-41. Carrie Love [no backing, looks like taken ca 1890s, 1900s]
  • QM-42. “E B Edwards & Lydia Love & John?” [taken in their carriage pulled by horses, very nice outdoor photo]
  • QM-43. E. B. Edwards v=Darper & Husted, Philadelphia Pennsylvania
  • QM-44. [inked hand] Lydia Edwards, Grandfather’s wife and a great invalid
  • QM-45. no name v=Philadelphia Pennsylvania
  • QM-46. Horace Edwards son of E B Edwards v= "1878" PH. Gutekunst, Philadelphia Pennsylvania
  • QM-47. Cousin Matilda Maulsby v= A K P Trask, Philadelphia Pennsylvania
  • QM-48. Helen Hillman (Babcock)

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FN 1 Franz Hanfstaengl (1804 - 1877) was a German lithographer and photographer. He worked in Munich as a portrait lithographer and photographer and was one of Europe's leading photographers. Coincidentally I own a photograuver done in 1894 by his son Franz Jr. Franz Hanfstaengl Jr owned the Fine Art Publishing House which had a branch in New York City. Interestingly, Franz Jr's son Ernst Franz Sedgwick Hanfstaengl (born Munich, February 2, 1887 - November 6, 1975) was the only person known to have worked directly for both Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Adolf Hitler. There is a book about Ernst, called "Hitler's Piano Player: The Rise and Fall of Ernst Hanfstaengl, Confidante of Hitler, Ally of FDR"

FN 2 I found E. B. Edwards age 54 , Ida Maulsby age 20, Matilda Maulsby age 15 on board the ship Indiana which left Liverpool England and arrived in Philadelphia Pennsylvania on 14 October 1878. E. B's son J. Warner is not on the passenger list. To see the image of the passenger list you will need to take the Try a Ancestry Free Trial to view genealogy results for your ancestors. Save money on pay-to-view subscriptions, take a tour, create a family tree or search for your ancestors.

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Family tree diagram with photos 21 & 22

E B E & Lydia Ford
Rebecca      J. Warner    Horace     Thompson
 + C H Love                 + Kate      +Carrie Yarrow
                                          |             |
                                        Elsie    3 boys, 2 girls
                                                 Greg, Edith, Thompson, Fanny
                                                   Edward                  + Charles 

Here some samples from the Maulsby Edwards Album.
The Album Front Cover Cover of the Quaker Photo Album Maulsby Family

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.
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