Here we have a cabinet card from the C. Murray Album, of a photographer. I have always heard that photos of people with objects were not as common, because of the expense of photography. But here we have a man you may recognize, posed with a camera. The photographer was G.A. Streeter in Gilroy, CA (the garlic capital of California, in case you were wondering). I haven’t been able to find any information on him, but Gilroy is a small place, and even though it is right in Silicon Valley, the historical society may not be as technologically advanced as its neighbors over in Cupertino.
Now, back on the original post, Far Side of Fifty noted that she found that Arthur Streeter married Kate Parish on May 1, 1889, which was the date noted on that first photograph. By taking a great leap of faith, considering this was taken by G.A. Streeter, and he’s posing with a camera, I’ll guess that he went by Arthur. In this photo, his mustache is a little longer and he looks a little weary. Considering his and Kate’s little girl passed away I would guess unexpectedly in 1891, I wonder if they decided to put Kansas behind them and head out west to California, where Arthur could try out a new trade. It’s all pure speculation at this point, and somewhat melancholy speculation at that.
I wonder if we will be able to find out more.
UPDATE: Arthur Streeter was born May 20, 1865 in Vermont. He married Kate Parish on May 1, 1889 in Kansas. Their daughter passed away May 28, 1892. Kate passed away in 1896. September 28, 1899, Arthur married Nell Blair.
Welcome Sepia Saturday travelers! This image is one of a full photo album that I blogged last year, but had to post because of the camera theme. For once I can meet the theme! Thanks for visiting!