This Victorian Photograph was acquired with other photos of this same child. This infant photograph of Catherine is attached to a Victorian Cabinet Card and dates at the turn of the Century. Based on a few dated photographs, my best guess would be that she was born in the 1890's. The sepia tone photograph is in MINT Condition. The hard board card shows very light water damage which luckily never reached the picture. The name of the studio: D. Rosser of Pittsburg is inscribed on the card. The card measures 5 1/5" x 7 1/8" . The infant wears a gown which was unisex in that era and may be her Christening Gown. Should the photograph have become separated from other pictures of this child it would be impossible to know for sure if the baby were a girl or boy. Lucky to have this bit of history.
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*I received an email suggesting that this is a postmortem photograph of an infant. I can assure anyone interested that this child lived to be at least into her 30's. The original lot of photographs this photo came with (now mostly sold) contained other infant pictures and photos taken intermittently through Catherine's life (as well as Hugh's) and were marked with Catherine's name in the same handwriting . (Unfortunately I was never able to discover a last name.)
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