Posted 8 months ago
These photographs were given to me in their original album, which was fairly damaged (and smells funny). They were taken in various photography studios around Boston between the 1840s and 1860s or '70s. None are dated. I haven't been able to find much information about them, but the studio names are embossed on the cardstock on which the photos are mounted. Some of the studios are Cook, E.E. Reed, J.K. Patch, F. Schadee, Holloway, Towne Portrait Studio, and E.L. Jaynes. Many have very nice designs as well. I know very little about photography, so I'd welcome any information about the type of photo these are.
The dogs' names are, left to right, Nico and Dandy.
I have no idea who any of these people are; apparently they are the ancestors of my boyfriend's mother's great-aunt's husband...or something. It's clearly a family, as many of the people recur, sometimes in varying ages.