Monday, June 19, 2006

Wilmington Delaware, M&W Garrett Studios

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Maurice Garrett (aka Morris Garrett) and Warren Garrett were the sons of Wilmington Photographer Ellwood Garrett and the grandsons of Delaware's greatest humanitarian, abolitionist Thomas Garrett, who is credited with helping more than 2,700 slaves escape to freedom.

Maurice and Warren operated a photography studio at 720 Market Street in Wilimington Delaware... M. & W. Garrett studio. The cabinet card photograph on the left dates from about 1875 -1877 and the one on the right was probably taken near the time when the business closed in 1888. The subjects are not identified. If you recognize who these folks may be, please email me or leave a comment.

Learn more about your family history in Delaware at Genforum.

ADDED June 23, 2006: These photographs are no longer in my collection. The Garrett photos have been rescued by Mr. Bob Seeley who has donated them to the Historical Society Of Delaware, located on Market Street in Wilmington, Delaware. You can see them all there.

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