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Taylor Family Photo Album

Civil War Era Taylor Family Album with CDVs (Cartes de Visites), circa 1860s. Includes 2 photos of Civil War Soldiers

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.

Surnames: Taylor, Johnson, Gaston, Miller, Peters, McFadden, Slaven, Whitcomb, Vickery, Talbot, Falby, Hendricks, Burgess, Smith, Vralet

Locations: Iowa, Ohio,

Album #5 TAYLOR

List of photos as identified in album in period handwriting

"Sarah J. Tayler Album Presented by Thomas Taylor June 1871"
  • TAY-1. Elvza? Johnson
  • TAY-2. Joseph Gaston
  • TAY-3. George B. Miller
  • TAY-4. E. B. Peters, soldier of the civil war 97 Reg. Ohio [Civil War Photo. Lorine's note: This is Elisha B. Peters]
  • TAY-5. Abner Taylor, soldier of the civil war [Civil War Photo. Lorine's Note: Corporal Abner Taylor was killed at the Battle of Resaca in Georgia on 15 May 1864]
  • TAY-6. Fannie Taylor Slavens [Lorine's note: Fanny married John Slavens, son of Samuel Slavens who was hung with the Andrews Party in 1862 after the Great Locomative Chase aka Andrew's Raid during the Civil War]
  • TAY-7. Ella Taylor Smith [tintype]
  • TAY-8. Ed. McFadden
  • TAY-9. Deneilla McFadden
  • TAY-10. Name in pencil written over – Will Slaven
  • TAY-11. Eliza Johnson
  • TAY-12. Charley Miller
  • TAY-13. Clint Peters [tintype]
  • TAY-14. Isaac Johnson
  • TAY-15. G. W. Taylor & wife
  • TAY-16. Sara Jane Taylor wife of John1934 age 93
  • TAY-17. Aunt Rose
  • TAY-18. can’t read pencil name. Above in ink “Lois” [tintype]
  • TAY-19. Charley Peters
  • TAY-20. Rebecca Taylor [tintype]
  • TAY-21. Frank Slavens
  • TAY-22. Lou? Taylor Shacks? (Aunt Pet)
  • TAY-23. Charlie Peters is written over pencilled name – Taylor
  • TAY-24. Harriet Miller
  • TAY-25. John S. Taylor [tintype]
  • TAY-26. John Whitcomb. Neighbors in Warren Township, Keokuk? Co., southwest Della Iona
  • TAY-27. Mrs. Whitcomb
  • TAY-28. Jen? & Ida? Taylor
  • TAY-29. Madge Slavens, 6 months of age [Lorine's note - granddaughter of Samuel Slavens, hung with the Andrews Party in 1862]
  • TAY-30. Byrdilla Johnson [tintype]
  • TAY-31. Nan Talley Hendricks
  • TAY-32. Ella Peters
  • TAY-33. Minnie Whitcomb Burgess
  • TAY-34. Louisa Talbot
  • TAY-35. Presley Talbot
  • TAY-36. Mr. Vickery & Wife, neighbours of the Taylors south of Delta
  • TAY-37. Milt Taylor (inked name over pencilled Lilly Peters)
  • TAY-38. Fannie Miller
  • TAY-39. Nan Falby?
  • TAY-40. Fannie Taylor age 18 [tintype]
  • TAY-41. Frank Miller
  • TAY-42. A. F. Miller
  • TAY-43. Harriet F? Miller, sister of Sarah Jane
  • TAY-44. Aunt Ella Peters
  • TAY-45. Lois Smith (in ink “Lois Tompson”)
  • TAY-46. Elisah Peters, father of Sarah [photo of a pencil or charcoal drawing. Verso states: T. T. Garlic, Artist, Portsmouth Ohio. Picture enlarged from old Daguerrotype. It appears the artist copied an old daguerrotype in pencil drawing then photographed it. It is quite well done!ip]
  • TAY-47. Druscilla Peters, mother of Sarah [hand-cancelled revenue stamp on verso dates photo 1862-1864
  • TAY-48. Sammuel Taylor
  • TAY-49. Abigail Taylor
  • TAY-50. John Vralet & Wife, She is Grandma Taylor’s sister

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Taylor Slaven Photo Album

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