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ALBUM #52 CLARK NOURSE Family Photo Album

Civil War Era CLARK NOURSE Family Album with CDVs (Cartes de Visites), circa 1860s.

Surnames: Nourse, Tarbell, Clark, Clarke, Chandler, Huntington, Thomas, Miller, Fisk, Fiske, Mermod, Rathbun, Rathburn, Davis, Gallup, Mahon, Wahl, Wate, WOod, Holly, Sposk, McNeal, Martin, Burwell, Milton, Ladd

Locations: St Louis Missouri, Washington DC, Providence Rhode Island, Switzerland, Ohio, Boston Massachusetts, Connecticut

Types of Early Photographs

The type of photograph in an album helps to date the album

Daguerreotypes (ca 1839)

Photography in USA began circa 1839 but not many are found before 1854.

Ambrotypes (circa 1854)

The ambrotype was a glass negative backed with black material so it appeared as a positive image

Tintypes (ca 1855)

The Ferrotype process (tintypes) was introduced in the United States in 1855. It substituted an iron plate for glass and is one of a kind. No copies could be made from a tintype.

Carte de Visite or CDVs (ca 1859)

CDV stands for carte de visite. CDVs replaced ambrotypes, producing a card 2.5 by 4" CDVs arrived in the United States around 1859, on the eve of the Civil War (1861-1865). On June 30, 1864 a tax on photographs, ambrotypes, daguerreotypes and other "sun-pictures" went into effect. Tax Revenue Stamps had to be placed on the backs of photographs from that date (1864) until August 1, 1866. This helps date CDVs taken in this time period.

Cabinet Cards (circa 1870)

CDVís were replaced in the 1870s by Cabinet Cards which were on a larger 4 by 6" card.
I am pleased to now offer individual photographic reproductions for sale! You can purchase a photographic reproduction of any family photo from my albums. I have rescued over 2500 one-of-a-kind identified family photos taken 1850 to 1900.

  • N-1. Samuel Nourse v = William Cornell, St. Louis Missouri [Samuel, s/o Benjamin Nourse & Ruth Tarbell, of Pomfret Connecticut married Betsey Clarke d/o Moses & Millicent]
  • N-2. Alfred Nourse v = Frederick Mulnier, Paris
  • N-3. Mrs. C? Nourse v = Frederick Mulnier, Paris
  • N-4. Johny Chandler v= Awarded at the Paris Exposition 1878. [toddler. 1880 Census Sumner Kansas shows John Chandler N12 33 born Vermont, wife Georgine N11 30 born Missouri and son John W age 2 born Kansas. This is likely John age 2 in 1880]
  • N-5. Pauline C Huntington v= N Ghirardini, N. Providence [Rhode Island?] taken arely 1860s [born about 1798 Brooklyn Connecticut, nee Clark, married to Thomas in 1831]
  • N-6. tucked between 5 & 7 same woman as #5 but not same photo. v= N Ghirardini, N. Providence [Rhode Island?]
  • N-7. Henry Thomas v = S Anderson, New Orleans Louisiana
  • N-8. Mrs. Mary & Ella Thomas v= Nichols & Edward, t Louis Missouri, 3 cent reveenue stamp [photo taken 1864-1868]
  • N-9. Alice & Ella Thomas v= J A Schoulten, St Luis Missouri
  • N-10. Amelia Clark [old lady, very early CDV. Found her as 58 years old born Brooklyn Connecticut in 1850 census for Brooklyn, with Moses Clark, 83 and Margaret ] v= W C Liscomb, Bristol Rhode Island
  • N-11. Mrs. Georgine Chandler v = Schoulten, St Louis Missouri [see N4]
  • N-12. John Chandler v=Schoulten St Louis Missouri [see N4]
  • N-13. George Clark v= D C Pratt, Aurora Illinois
  • N-14.John Bates Clark v = S B Brown, Providence Rhode Island
  • N-15. Charles Clark v=N Ghirardini, N. Providence [Rhode Island?] [CDV taken 1860s. Charles Clark born 1808 s/o Moses & Millicent]
  • N-16. Mrs. Ann Clark v= Alden's, Oberlin Ohio [Ann Eliaabeth Huntington married 1838 Charles Clark born 1808 s/o Moses & Millicent]
  • N-17. Georgine Clark v= 2 cent revenue stamp. E B Brown, Providence Rhode Island [taken 1864-1868, young girl about age 13]
  • N-18. Mary A Nourse. [Civil War era, photo off its backing, no marks]
  • N-19. Annie Clark v=N Ghirardini, N. Providence Rhode Island, 2 cent Revenue Stamp cancelled "June 2, N C/G" [girl aged 10-16 years. d/o Charles Clark born 1808 s/o Moses & Millicent and Charles' wife Ann. See N15, N 16]
  • N-20. Charles Clark Jr. v = Gorham Mftg Co. , Providence Rhode Island
  • N-21. Mrs. Jennie Clark v = Manchester Bors & Angell, Providence Rhode Island. "Ecclans" ?? [1870 census Providence Rhode Island age 27 with husband Edward C N22 age 28 and mother in law Anne E age 51]
  • N-22. Edward Clark v= 3 cent Revenue Stamp cancelled "Aug --" N Ghirardini, N. Providence Rhode Island [see N21. Also found in 1850 census Brooklyn Connecticut, age 8 with parents Charles Clark age 41 N15 and mother Ann E. Clark N16 age 30]
  • N-23. Mrs Emily H Miller f = G W Manly, Akron Ohio
  • N-24. John Miller v = G W Manley Akron Ohio, 3 cent revenue stamp. [photo taken 1864-1868]
  • N-25. Mrs. Carrie Huntington v=N Ghirardini, Providence Rhode Island
  • N-26. George Huntington v=N Ghirardini, Providence Rhode Island "Cousin George, the Minister" "M. A. Nourse" [George b about 1836 s/o Thomas Huntington and second wife Elizabeth Colfax. See N5 for his stepmother]
  • N-27. Thomas S Fisk v="mother's" [David Fiske m1 Harriet Nourse m2 Abigail Nourse sister of Samuel Nourse N1]
  • N-28. James P Fisk v= Whipple, Boston
  • N-29. Mrs Julia Mermod. v= J A Schouten, St Louis Missouri [nee Rathburn/Rathbun born 1824 Champaign Co. Ohio to Joseph Sharp Rathburn and Mary Blacker Davis. She m Augustus S Mermod who was born 1822 Montgomery Co.Missouri]
  • N-30.Mr. Augustus Mermod f= Neuchatel Suisse [Switzerland] [1870 census St Louis Missouri has family of Augustus Mermod, 43 born Virginia, wife Julia N-29 43 born Ohio, and children all born Ohio: Henrietta 17 N-39 N-40, Arthur N-35 15, Alice 14 N-33 N-35, Mary 11 N-34, Eugenia 9, Alex 6. Augustus died 1903 St Louis]
  • N-31. Mrs. Emily Gallup v = W G - Kimball, Concord New York [Emily Clark of Brokklyn Connecticut married in 1833 Elihu Gallup of Connecticut]
  • N-32. loose double photo of two women "M G Nourse" "S J Ladd"
  • N-33. Alice Mermod v = "mother's" "Alice Mermod" Nichols & Bros, St Louis Missouri [little girl] [N33, N34, N39 all taken same day, same location, circa 1860-1862]
  • N-34. Mary Mermod v="mother's" "mary Mermod" Nichols & Bros, St Louis Missouri
  • N-35. Arthur & Alice Mermod. v = Mother's "arthur Mermod & Alice" J A Schoulten, St. Louis Missouri
  • N-36. Libby Rath[b]urn
  • N-37. Wm? Mahon
  • N-38. John Wahl/Wate v=Outley's, St. louis Missouri
  • N-39. Hetty Mermod v= "mother's" "Hetty Mermod" St Louis Missouri
  • N-40. tucked behind #39, probaby Hetty (Henrietta) Mermod v= 2 cent revenue stamp [photo taken 1864-1868]
  • N-41. no name. v= S _ Brown, Providence Rhode Island, 2 cent revenue stamp [photo taken 1864-1868]
  • N-42. Marion Wood v = Platt & Hamley, Oberlin Ohio
  • N-43. Austin & Mary [Left side photo], Milton & Marion [right side photo] v = "Nov. 1868" Platt & Hawley, Oberlin Ohio
  • N-44. tucked behind #43, looks like older Milton in #43. v= B Kindblde, Geneva Illinois
  • N-45. Mrs. Fanny Holly v = Plumb Gallery, BP Paige, Washington DC, 2 cent revenue stamp [CDV taken 1864-1868]
  • N-46. General Holly v = M B Brady & Co., Washington DC, 3 cent stamp [CDV taken 1864-1868] f= Brady & Co., Wash. [Union General Joseph H. Holly]
  • N-47. Mrs. Alice Sposk v = Plumb Gallery, BP Paige, Washington DC, 2 cent revenue stamp [CDV taken 1864-1868]
  • N-48. Fannie McNeal v= 3 cent revenue stamp [CDV taken 1864-1868] f=J A Scholten, St. Louis Missouri
  • N-49. Mary McNeal v= 3 cent revenue stamp [CDV taken 1864-1868] f=J A Scholten, St. Louis Missouri
  • N-50. Miss Martin v = Platt & Hawley, Oberlin Ohio
  • N-51. Henry Thomas Jr v = J H Fitzgibbon, St Louis Missouri
  • N-52. Ellen Burwell v = Hamilton & Hoyt, Sioux City Iowa
  • N-53. Emily Milton & children [boy & girl] v = "Mamie's" G W Manly, Akron Ohio

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