Fobes Family Photo Album
Album #2 FOBES
Civil War Era Fobes Family Album with CDVs (Cartes de Visites), circa 1860s.
Surnames: Fobes, Tucker, Curtis, Gilbert, Peabody, Spear, Blake, Mansfield, Bassett, Botton, Williston, Nilliston, Kimbal, Daniels, Sutherland, Schaffner, Keith, Towne, Low, Wilder, Holden, Whitemore
Locations: Massachusetts, New York, Illinois
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.
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List of photos as identified in album in period handwriting
View small images of each Fobes Family photo
- Lt. Nathan Fobes, Scotland, Mass. Co. K, 3rd Regt M [?] [?], 2nd Brigade, 18th Army Coprs. 1864 [in Civil War Uniform]
- Dr. H. A. Tucker, Clairvoyant Medium, Broolyn, NY, August 1865
- Mr. Joseph Curtis, Boston. July 2d, 1862
- Mrs. Joseph Curtis (62
- Mrs. Samuel Gilbert (62
- Mr. Samuel Gilbert 1862
- no name, taken in Boston Massachusetts
- Miss Sarah Peabody, Boston, 1862
- Miss Elisa Spear
- Miss Hannah B. Blake, (62
- no name
- Mr. Thomas Mansfield, Boston. Christmas 1862
- Mr. Philander Bassett, son of Charles Bassett, Seneca NY June 1st 1862
- Edward & Robert Botton, sons of Mr. & Mrs. J. B. Botton of Somerville. May 15 '65. Has 2Cent Revenue Stamp on verso
- Mary P. Nilliston? Willliston? Has 3cent Revenue Stamp on verso, thus can be dated 1862-1864
- Mrs. John Kimbal, Boston. Passed from Earth 1869, formery from Salem Mass
- Charles B Daniels, Holbrook Mass, April 24th, 1872
- Mr. Edward Daniel[s?][taken in Brockton Mass]
- Miss Alice W. Sutherland, Holbrook Mass. March 25, 1881
- Mrs. Edward Daniels, Holbrook [Massachusetts], 1873
- Dec. 23, 1863. Lieut. Colonel Louis Schaffner, Rock Island barracks, Ill. [taken in Civil War uniform of the 15th Regiment Veteran Reserve Corps. He is wearing the rarely seen officer version of the regulation light blue frock coat with dark collar and cuffs - which was sometimes confused with the Confederate uniform - instead of the more common dark blue frock coat]
- Mr. Joseph Heith/Keith, Albany September 28 '63
- Mr. Frank H. Keith of Philadelphia, July 31st, 1863
- Mrs. Frank H. Keith of Philadelphia, July 31st, 1863
- Fanny Towne, Daughter of Mrs. A. K. Towne, NY, July 3rd, 1863
- Mrs. A. K. Towne, New York, July 3rd 1863
- no name
- Mrs. James W. Low of Bergen NY, Dec. 29, 1856
- Frances Wilder Holden, 1863
- Mr. Augustus Whitemore, 1862
- Tintype, not identified
- 6 empty slots, you can see that photos have been removed
Here is a sample of thumbnail photos from the Fobes Album.
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