Orr, Blake, Felterner, Van Court Family Civil War
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ALBUM #54 Missouri 2 Family Photo Album

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

Surnames: Orr, Blake, Felterner, Van Court

Locations: St Louis, Missouri

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.

These are 15 loose CDV photos, they were not in an album. Most were taken in St. Louis Missouri, 1860-1864 and 1869-1875
  • MO-1 Katie Orr, St. Louis v= “katie Orr’ Fitzgibbons Art Gallery, St. Louis Missouri
  • MO-2 Charlie Blake [child about 3 or 4 years old] v= Fitzgibbons Art Gallery, St. Louis Missouri
  • MO-3 Wm. C. Orr, Esq v= Fitzgibbons Art Gallery, St. Louis Missouri
  • MO-4 V= “Capt. Wm. Blake” A J Fox, St. Louis Missouri
  • MO-5 V=”Mrs. Virginia Blake” A J Fox St. Louis Missouri
  • MO-6 Nn v= K/J W Leftwich’s Photographic Parlors, Carrollean Missouri
  • MO-7 V=”Mrs. N P Felterner” v= glued paper label “Wood & Linder, St. Louis Missouri”
  • MO-8 Nn v= Toabis & Co. St. Louis Missouri Herny Tobais, D R Steuart
  • MO-9 Nn v=Cramer, Groos & Co St. Louis Missouri
  • MO-10 Nn v= J H Fitzbiggon, St. Louis Missouri
  • MO-11 Nn v=Cramer, Gross & Co. St. Louis Missouri. Notice to patrons of move to come soon on May 1, 1873
  • MO-12 Nn v=J H Fitzbiggon St. Louis Missouri
  • MO-13 Nn v = Uhlman & Rippel, St. Joseph Missouri
  • MO-14 Nn v= Wood & Linder St. Louis Missouri
  • MO-15 Nn f=Boehl & Koenig v= “Mrs. Van Court, St. Louis”

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Found William Campbell ORR [MO3] 1824-1888 s/o James ORR & Elizabeth CAMPBELL married 1855 in Missouri to Mary ANDERSON. Their daughter Kate [MO1] born ca 1858 St Louis Missouri. Found in 1870 census St Louis Missouri where he is listed as a wholesale dealer in boths and shoes. The children were Jessie, Kate, Belle, Willie and Mary. Several servants lived with them in 1870.

Found William H. BLAKE [MO4], born 1833 Pennsylvania, Captain of Steamboat on the Mississippi River, living in St Louis Missouri in 1860 with wife Virginia D [MO5], born 1826 Pennsylvania. William, Virginia and son Charles [MO2] age 6 are found in 1870 census St Louis Missouri

William Blake was a Riverboat Captain, who captained the steamboat “Julia” between New Orleans and St. Louis. JULIA was a Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 241' X 41' X 7.', 263 tons Launched: 1863, Jeffersonville, Indiana, destroyed: 1876, Jan. St. Louis, dismantled. In 1873, purchased by Capt W.C. Blake and captained by him until 1876

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