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WEBSTER Family Photo Album

Civil War Era WEBSTER Family Album with CDVs (Cartes de Visites), circa 1860s into 1880.

Surnames: Edwards, Converse, Coleman, Tenney, Tenny, Webster, Smith, Dickie, Clark, Cushing, Reed, Everson, Bates, Wadley, Peterson, Shaw, Spellman

Locations: New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut
  • WEB-1. Rev. Edwards v= C T Sylvester, Boston
  • WEB-2. Empty
  • WEB-3. Empty
  • WEB-4. Mr. Robbins, over 90 years old when taken, Lime [sic] NH v= “Henry Robbins, 91 years old Nov. 14, 1867” [period handwriting] [Lorine’s note – this is Henry Robbins born Nov. 1776 Northfield Mass. Died Nov. 1869 married Abigail Coleman in 1806]
  • WEB-5. Mrs. Robbins. V= Abigail Robbins, 91 years old, Dec. 24, 1867” [period handwriting] ] [Lorine’s note – this is Abigail Coleman born 24 Dec. 1776 Connecticut married Henry Robbins in 1806. Abigail died 5 May 1869 in Lyme New Hampshire. She was d/o Zenos Coleman & Abigail]
  • WEB-6. Rev. Mr. Tenney, Lyme NH v= Rev. Eratrix [should be Erdix?] Tenny” 2 cent revenue stamp. [ca 1864-1866]
  • WEB-7. Mrs. Tenny v=”Elizabeth Tenny, Lyme NH”
  • WEB-8. George Webster, Lyme NH v=George Webster, Lyme NH” Billings & Hough, Lebanaon New Hampshire. 3cent revenue stamp cancelled [George Webster b 1817 Lyme NH s/o Samuel Webster & Anna Porter]
  • WEB-9. Mrs. Webster v=Charles l. Morrison, Landscape Photographer, Haverill, New Hampshire [Lorine’s note – this is Elizabeth Converse d/o Marquis Dexter Converse. Elizabeth born 1823 Lyme NH died 1890. She and George Webster were married by Rev. Edrix Tenney in Lyme NH]
  • WEB-10. Dr. Dickie, Lyme NH v= Clarflin, Worcester Massachusetts 1876
  • WEB-11. empty “Mrs Robbins
  • WEB-12. Albert Converse v = D A Burell, Bridgewater Massachusetts [Lorine’s note – this is Albert Dexter Converse born Lyme 1849 died Bridgewater 1871 s/o Marquis Dexter Converse & Martha A Smith WEB-25. Marquis was brother of Elizabeth Converse WEB-9]
  • WEB-13. Henry Converse v=”Martha A Converse, So. Abington, Bhuti? Bust, #6 Slip” D A Burell, Bridgewater Massachusetts [Lorine’s note – this Henry Marquis Converse born Lyme 1852 died Bridgewater 1871 s/o Marquis Dexter Converse & Martha A Smith WEB-25. Marquis was brother of Elizabeth Converse WEB-9]
  • WEB-14. William Webster f=Prof G W Doty Wooster Ohio. V= “W. C. Webster” [Lorine’s note this is William Carpenter Webster b Vermont died Ohio who married Mary Clark Cushing born Boston died Wooster Ohio 1905. William was s/o Samuel Webster & Nancy/Anna Porter]
  • WEB-15. Mrs. Webster [Lorine’s note this Mary Clark Cushing born Boston died Wooster Ohio 1905]
  • WEB-16. Miss Webster. V=”Julia died Feb 8/69 age 18” Prof G W Doty, Wooster Ohio. [Lorine’s note this is Julia, d/o William Carpenter Webster & Mary Clark Cushing. I believe Julia married Henry Robinson in December 1868]
  • WEB-17. Miss Webster
  • WEB-18. empty Miss Webster
  • WEB-19. Mrs Mary Reed, Whitman Mass. V=H F Conrwall, So. Abington massachusetts
  • WEB-20. Elmer Smith
  • WEB-21. empty
  • WEB-22. Emeline Smith. V= “Emeline Smith 5 years old 1864” H F Cornwall, So. Abington, Massachusetts [Emeline was born ca 1859, d/o Nahum Smith & Fanny Webster
  • WEB-23. empty Emeline Maria Everson
  • WEB-24. Mrs. Lebbeus Smith [elderly woman taken ca 1860s. This is Mary BATES born ca 1794 Massachusetts]
  • WEB-25. Mrs. Martha Converse v= H F Cornwall, So. Abington, Massachusetts [Martha A Smith, see WEB-12, 13, d/o Lebbeus Smith & Mary Bates]
  • WEB-26. Jacob Bates. V- Marshall, Boston
  • WEB-27. Alden Bates v= Pratt & Cornwall, abington Mass.
  • WEB-28. Mrs. Nahum Smith
  • WEB-29. Nahum Smith v=”N. B. Smith, age 58, March 1880” [s/o Lebbeus Smith & Mary Bates. He married Fanny Webster d/o Samuel Webster & Nancy/Anna Porter]
  • WEB-30. empty
  • WEB-31. empty
  • WEB-32. Miss Nancy Wadley v= Colby, Manchester NH
  • WEB-33. empty
  • WEB-34. Emma Smith
  • WEB-35. Elmer Smith v= Turner, Brockton [Massachusetts]
  • WEB-36. Empty -Mary Langley
  • WEB-37. empty -Ellen Langley
  • WEB-38. no name
  • WEB-39. no name v= S H Waite, hartford CT
  • WEB-40. Alice Peterson
  • WEB-41. Herbert Peterson v = D T Burrel, Brockton Massachusetts
  • WEB-42. empty -Amanda Smith
  • WEB-43. empty -Nahum Smith
  • WEB-44. Mrs. Shaw, Lyme NH
  • WEB-45. Katie Spellman, Whitman Mass. F=Turner, Brockton Massachusetts
  • WEB-46. No name

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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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