Monday, March 8, 2010

Week Two - Giving Their Face A Place

This is week two of Women's History Month. Shades is honoring women within our families and communities by Giving Their Face A Place.

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

Shades starts the second week of Women's History Month with the same six women who kicked off the month. This time they have covered their heads with some lovely hats of the period. The woman in the center is holding an album. Was it a photographer's prop or a family remembrance album? 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.


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


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