Monday, March 1, 2010

Giving Their Face A Place

March is Women's History Month. Shades would like to take the opportunity to honor women within our families and communities by Giving Their Face A Place. Each day in the month of March a photograph of a nameless woman or group of women will be displayed.

Research has not been started on the photographs, but what little information is known will be 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. Also in the album is a very similar photograph of six men with the exact photographer's imprint.




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:

Six Women. Gustavus A. Werner. Unknown. Privately held by Anella Rogers, Woodinville, Washington. 2010.

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