Friday, March 5, 2010

My Favorite - Give Their Face A Place - March 5

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 is my favorite photograph in the album thought to once belong to the William Turcotte family. This woman's hands are so elegant. The framed photograph of the dog is fascinating. Was the photograph a prop or a remembrance of a cherished family pet? So much to discover! It is believed that Turcotte was born in Canada and moved to Michigan. This album will be featured for the first week of March.

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.


Elegant Woman. Gustavus A. Werner. Unknown. Privately held by Anella Rogers, Woodinville, Washington. 2010.


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