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Re: [genphoto] old photos on cards-Thanks

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  • Rstarthistle@wmconnect.com
    Thank you. Good that still leaves open the possibility that this is the person it is labelled as being. Rhonda Raye In a message dated 6/27/2005 7:05:22 PM
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      Thank you. Good that still leaves open the possibility that this is the
      person it is labelled as being.

      Rhonda Raye


      In a message dated 6/27/2005 7:05:22 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
      ken@... writes:
      >
      > Rhonda Ray,
      >
      > The photos were normally delivered from the studio attached to the
      > card. It is not likely that a photograph would be attache to a card
      > at a later tie.
      >
      > Photo studios did do a lot of copying of old photographs, so it is
      > possible that an older photograph was copied, and the new copy was
      > delivered mounted on the card.
      >
      > I hope that this helps.
      >
      > Ken Allen
      > Image Conservator, Inc.
      > ken@...
      >
      >
      >
      > On Jun 27, 2005, at 3:05 PM, Rstarthistle@... wrote:
      >
      > > I have several old photos from around 1900 and just acquired some
      > > more. they
      > > are attached to cards. Many of the cards say Brookshire, Matthews &
      > > Co Central
      > > Gallery (and Central Art Gallery) some say 403 23rd Avenue
      > > Meridian, MS
      > > and others say 405 23rd Ave. Another says Brookshire Thames & Co.
      > > Central Art
      > > Studio 403 23rd Ave Meridian, MS. First of all has anyone ever
      > > heard of
      > > this company (in whichever format) and know when exactly it was in
      > > business?
      > > Secondly, if the photos are attached to these cards does that mean
      > > that they
      > > took the pic or would pics sometimes be attached to the cards
      > > later? My
      > > gr-grandmother's first husband was a Matthews in Meridian so she
      > > probably had ties to
      > > these same Matthews in the photography business but I have a photo
      > > on one of
      > > these labelled as someone that would have died quite a few years
      > > before the
      > > Matthews come into the family. (could always be mislabelled I know)
      > > but I was
      > > curious as to whether pics would be attached later- all the pics I
      > > have on
      > > cards are "paper thin" so I don't see how that is possible but
      > > thought I'd ask.
      > > Then one other possibility exists- if the company was in business
      > > for awhile
      > > as Brookshire Matthews and company then they did not live that far
      > > from
      > > meridian to have travelled there when the woman was still alive and
      > > had the pic taken
      > > which would be great as that would give us the only known pic of
      > > this woman.
      > >
      > >
      > > Rhonda Raye
      > >
      >




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