Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Give Their Face A Place - March 3



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.



Unknown Women
Marquette, Werner Michigan.


Photographer's Imprint

G.A. Werner,
Photographer
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.

Photograph:

Single Women In Lace. Gustavus A. Werner. Unknown. Privately held by Anella Rogers, Woodinville, Washington. 2010.

2 Comments:

Anonymous GrannyPam said...

Funny, Turcotte is my dentist's name. Suppose there is a connection?

March 3, 2010 at 1:06 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

Wouldn't that be fantastic!

This album belongs to a friend who knows absolutely nothing about these photographs except that they are believed to be family.

-fM

March 3, 2010 at 1:23 PM  

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