Sanford C. Yopp. McDonald & Sterry, Albany, NY. Sanford Yopp was born in about 1880, likely only months before this photo was taken. By 1910, he was still living in Albany with his widowed mother and reported his occupation as that of a watchmaker. CDV. Album 2. Page 41.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Harriet Alfarata Miller. Pearl Cabinet. CDV. Album 2. Page 31. Harriet Alfarata Miller was the third child of Arabella and Clarence Miller.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Claribel Miller. Tintype. Album 2. Page 27. Claribel Miller, photographed here as an infant, was the oldest child of Arabella Chapman Miller and Clarence B. Miller. Here name grew out of the combination of her father’s name, Clarence, and her mother’s nickname, Belle. Born in Albany, Claribel died while the family was living in North Adams […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Alice Chapman. Tintype. Album 2. Image 13.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Belle Chapman (Will’s). Tintype. Album 2. Page 12. We know too little about the image of this infant. Alfarata’s penciled caption suggest that it may be an image of Belle, the daughter of Arabella’s brother William. Perhaps the child was named for Arabella, and known as her Aunt was by the diminutive Belle.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Allie Jordan & Bessie. Denison’s, Albany, NY. CDV. Album 2. Image 11. This example, captioned “Allie Jordan + Bessie,” tells another story about the life of the photos in the Chapman albums. Here, this carte-de-visite spent significant time in another frame, one that was likely exposed to the sun, perhaps sitting in a parlor. The original […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Joseph Aubin Smith. McDonald & Sterry, Albany, NY. CDV. Album 1. Page 34.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Baby in white dress. Anderson, Charleston, SC. CDV. Album 1. Page 27.Continue Reading... No Comments.