Thursday, September 07, 2006
Petite Wilmington Delaware photos
Old Wilmington Delaware photos
These petite photos are only a little more than 1 1/2 by 3 inches but with excellent detail as was true with most photos of this time period. The unidentified young man was photographed at the studio of T. G. Holland at 307 Market Street. The young lady, as you can see, had her picture taken at the Cummings Gallery at 302 Market Street. Most of these Wilmington Delaware photographers were open for business on Market Street, it seems. The competition must have been fierce. Both Thomas G. Holland and J. R. Cummings were listed in the Wilmington City Directory in 1889. Mr. Cummings even had an ad on the page following his listing. It was no refrigerator magnet, but it musta been an attention grabber during the Victorian Era.
These were the days before chocolate phones, traffic cams and even before James Earl Jones (probably). Back in the day when a photograph was something to get dressed-up for. Its a shame that these old things lost their way, so if you suspect who they may be, please let me know.