I reunite identified family photos that I find in antique shops and second hand stores with genealogists and family historians. If you see one of your ancestors here and would like to obtain the original, feel free to contact me. Donations of pre-1920 photographs are also most welcome. I hope you enjoy your visit!
Monday, November 19, 2012
A Civil War Era Carte De Visite: Mrs. B.B. Fimbert or Limbert?, Lewisburg, PA?
This civil-war era carte de visite photograph has everything. A beautiful subject, a photographer's imprint, a civil war tax revenue stamp that dates the image to 1865 AND an inscription that tells us who the person in the photograph is, and who the recipient was. So why can't I tell you much more about this photograph?
Well, I'm having a difficult time figuring out the spelling of the last name. Perhaps your eyes can make out the name better than mine. I've narrowed down the possibilities to Fambert, Fainbert, Fimbert, Feinbert, or Firnbert. The inscription seems to read,
"For Fr. John Fimbert
Mrs. B. B. Fimbert"
But as you can see the ink has faded over the years and it's not easy to read. What do you see there?