Friday, March 12, 2010

Give Their Face A Place - March 12

March is Women's History Month. Shades is honoring women within our families and communities by Giving Their Face A Place. March 3 is a photograph of another nameless woman.

Research has not been started on this photograph; what little information is known is included.

This photograph came from an album thought to once belong to the William Turcotte family. It is believed that Turcotte was born in Canada and moved to Michigan. Is there any significance to the empty chair? I wonder.

Unknown Women
Marquette, Werner Michigan.

Photographer's Imprint

G.A. Werner,
Gallery, Cor. Main and Third Sts.
Marquette, Mich.

Life Size Portraits in Ink, Water Color,
Pastel and Oil

Views Made of Residences

The 1889 Marquette City Directory lists G.A. Werner at the address displayed on the imprint. As of 1896, the Polk City and County Directory for Marquette Michigan lists Gustavus Werner at 115 S. 3d. May be the exact same studio, the city issuing building numbers between 1889 and 1896.

Also listed in the 1896 Directory is Fanny Holmes an artist working for G. A. Werner. Fanny also boards with her employer.


Woman and Empty Chair. Gustavus A. Werner. Unknown. Privately held by Anella Rogers, Woodinville, Washington. 2010.


Anonymous Sanjay Maharaj said...

Congratulations for highlighting womens history month in your post.Women are a pillar of strength in our society and they defimitley need to be honored and admired for all that they do.

March 12, 2010 at 12:56 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

Thank you Sanjay!

These women may be nameless, but they will not be faceless.


March 13, 2010 at 2:31 PM  
Blogger Y said...

I like thoose old photos! I think that we honor them by showing their photo, they will not be forgotten!

March 15, 2010 at 11:09 AM  

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