Civil War era Elkhart IN CDV woman ID Belle Kingsley Reading of Michigan For Sale
Civil War era Elkhart IN CDV woman ID Belle Kingsley Reading of Michigan :
Civil War era Elkhart IN CDV woman ID Belle Kingsley Reading of Michigan
This young woman looking directly at us, though her body is turned slightly away. Her sleek hair is pulled back and topped with a ribbon that looks like black velvet. Her pretty dress is highlighted by a lace front and a bow at the throat.
On reverse is written in pencil:
Because I have other photos from this same family, I have determined that this subject is Arabella A. "Belle" Kingsley Reading. She was the daughter of Elijah Kingsley and Harriet Jemina Carpenter Kingsley, and was born in Michigan in 1840. She was married to Deloss Reading in Cass, Michigan on August 23, 1866, and they had 3 children: Hattie, Noble Augustine and Ada Lillian. Belle died January 6, 1885, and is buried in Edwardsburg Cemetery, Cass County, Michigan.
On reverse is printed, inside a crest:"J. Heddon'PhotographerElkhart.IND."
J. Heddon, born in England in 1808, is listed as a photographer in Elkhart from about 1850 through about 1867.
Card measures 3.875 x 2.375 inches. Image measures 3.625 x 2.125 inches. Portrait vignette is about 1.25 x 1 inches.
Yellowing to image. Fading to image. Soiling to image and card. Top left corner trimmed.
My mother was a photographer who collected antique photos of all types for years. As I am settling her estate, I will be listing these photos as quickly as I am able. There are hundreds of photos to go through, and I am trying to match any information my mother may have left with individual photos. Unfortunately, Mom had dementia at the end of her life and wasn't able to tell me much about her collection. She had done a lot of research into photographers and individual pieces in her collection, and often, but not always, filed her research with the photo(s). I search for more information on the internet and in history books, but it's a slow process and it will take me a long time to complete the sorting and selling process.
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