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Posted 2 years ago


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This was my great grandmothers (born Aug. 30, 1853, died Dec. 27, 1937) photograph album manufactured by the A. J. Holman Co. of Philadelphia. I haven't identified all the photos inside, but in the third photo above is John Stewart (born Jan. 25, 1807 & died Dec. 21, 1863), & his wife Jane (McComb) Stewart (born Nov. 9, 1809 & died Oct. 29, 1870).
In the 4th photo above, I do not know who the boy on the left is, but the man on the right is James Stewart, born Nov. 8, 1821, died (unknown).
These two photos are tin photos.

Below is a little history of the Holman Co. and the building.

A.J. Holman and Company
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A.J. Holman and Company
U.S. National Register of Historic Places

A.J. Holman and Company Building
Location: 1222-26 Arch St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 39°57?13?N 75°9?38?WCoordinates: 39°57?13?N 75°9?38?W
Area: 0.3 acres (0.12 ha)
Built: 1881
Architect: Wilson Bros.
Governing body: Private
NRHP Reference#: 84003544[1]
Added to NRHP: May 17, 1984
A.J. Holman and Company is a historic light manufacturing loft building located in the Chinatown neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was designed by the Wilson Brothers & Company and built in 1881 for the A.J. Holman Bible Publishing Company. It is a five-story, red brick building. The front facade features cast iron piers on the first floor and a triangular pediment with Gothic arch at the roofline.[2]
It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1]

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  1. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks packrat-place & Manikin foe the appreciation.
  2. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks officialfuel, miKKoChristmas11, trunkman & ho2cultcha for the appreciation.
  3. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    The record I have is James, the 11 child of James Stuart and the 5th child of Jean Bauchanan Stuart ( James Sr. 2nd wife) was born November 8, 1821. Resides at Paynes Corner. So you are probably correct with your obit above.
    Most of my grandmother & great-grandmothers records of family is from the Coitsville, Ohio area. My grandmother was from Bartley, Nebraska I think. That is where she was living when her father passed away. I have The Bartley Inter-Ocean newspaper dated Thursday February 20, 1913 with the news of his death on Feb. 16, 1913 printed on the front page and stated he was buried in the Prairie Land Church Cemetery.
  4. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks meiderman, mtg75, Kevin, wlksoftly & vetraio50 for the appreciation.
  5. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks AmberRose for the appreciation.
  6. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    My grandmothers fathers name was Albert Lincoln burried at Prairie land Church Cemetery.
  7. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    That is his 5 yr old daughter, my grandmothers older sister & only sibling.
    Looks like I need to take a trip and do some gardning.
    Thanks for the link,
  8. Kathycat Kathycat, 2 years ago
    I just absolutely Love it!!!!!!
  9. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks Kathycat for the appreciation.
  10. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    pw-collector-- Based on the era of the photographs in your album, some of the photographs don't fit with the IDs listed.

    The image in photograph #3 is a CDV. Based on the appearance, it is a Civil War era CDV. The subjects that it is IDd to, would have been in their 50s at the time the image was taken. They look considerably younger.

    Photo #4 is a loose (non cased tintype). This format, the clothing and wood fence backdrop are indicative of the 1880s- 1890s. That would put the man IDd man in his late 50s at the youngest. Again, I think the man's appearance and age suggests that it is someone else.

    I am not sure how the photos were IDd-- as an antique photograph collector, I often see later IDs that don't really match the images.

    I'd be happy to help era date any other images in the album to help sort out identifications.

  11. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    I went by the names on the back of the photos and attempted matched them up with the family history that was done by my father.
    I am not 100% certain that they are correct.
    James Stewart had a brother Joseph (born Oct. 9, 1823) that had a son named James also and two other photos I found of this James look very similar to the one in the album, and he was born on Oct. 23, 1857. This would make since because this album would be his sisters.
    It's tough trying to figure all this out. Thanks Scott for making me dig deeper.
  12. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Good luck-- I have seen that a lot with later IDs on photographs.

    I am certain about the eras of the images. The carte de visite (CDV) format was introduced in the US slightly before the Civil War (1859), but it really didn't reach mass appeal until the Civil War.

    I'd be happy to help out with any additional photos that you post.

  13. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks Scott,
    I will post some more later after I try to figure out who they are.
    I'm still looking for another John Stewart in the records that is later than 1807.
  14. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
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