Saturday, August 19, 2006
Carlotta Eliason, Wilmington Delaware
Actually, there are two names written on the reverse of this old photograph, Carlotta Eliason and also Ella Horsey, but I believe Carlotta may be the lady shown here. This is the first of two photos mounted in this manner and taken by the Bucher Studio at 720 Market Street in Wilmington Delaware. This photo is a little difficult for me to date because there is not much in the way of clothing syle visible and the photo is not your standard carte-de-visit, but there are some clues that point to the 1870's or 1880's, including the thickness of the mount and the beveled edges.
Both the Bucher Studio and a family of Eliason's were listed in the Wilmington City Directory of 1889.
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