|"To Betsy Baker With Mrs. M???? compls" - 1868-69|
As promised in a previous post, I am revisiting the Hardy-Spooner album with another image from its pages. This carte de visite was taken in the Asplet & Green Studio at 18 1/2 Beresford Street, Jersey. Its inscription reads, "To Betsy Baker With Mrs M---'s compls." Perhaps the album belonged to Betsy Baker, but it may have also belonged to a number of owners as it contains photographs from about 1860 right up to about 1925 with quite a few families represented.
This particular image can be dated to about 1868-69 through the style of photographer's imprint on the back thanks to Jerseyfamilyhistory.co.uk who have kindly posted examples on their site of Asplet & Green's imprints through the years.
Before we can try to figure out who the woman is, we need to try to decipher her surname on the inscription. Perhaps you can help. I see "Mrs. Monder" or "Mrs. Mouder." I haven't had much luck with either surname in my searches. How do you read the inscription? Sometimes a second set of eyes (or a dozen!) can reveal something new.
I hope you will share your conclusions in the comments section.