Saturday, May 20, 2006

W. W. Pusey Photograph, 1870

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Another old carte-de-visite, this one taken in Wilmington Delaware. There is a handwritten message on the reverse that says, "Compliments of Yours Truly, W.W. Pusey, Sep 23, 70". Photo taken by E. & M. Garrett studio, 720 Market Street, Wilmington DE. Also, there was a William W. Pusey who worked at the Pusey and Jones Company and who was listed in the Wilmington City Directory of 1889 . He could be the W.W. Pusey seen there.

Added May 31, 2006: Very likely William Webb Pusey, born in 1846 and Son of Joshua L. Pusey.

Learn more about the Pusey family at RootsWeb.


John said...

I agree, that's probably William Webb Pusey - he turned 24 in 1870, lived in Wilmington, and was just starting his long career in his father's firm.

Thanks for sharing.

Bob Hartman said...

John, thank you very much for your help confirming the photo of William. It's amazing how well these old photos hold up over time. I'll be trying to sell this one in the fall. Please let me know if you'd like to be notified when I list it.