Friday, July 20, 2007

Mystery Photo #4

This is the third in a series of unidentified photographs from the Charles Wiseman Family Bible. See this post for background information. Click on the "Mystery Photo" label at the bottom of the post to see all of the photographs in this series.

Paper Photograph on card stock 2 ½ x 4 ¼" Somewhat faded. Is the photographer J. R. Gocgas? Taken in Madison, Indiana.
** Update **
footnoteMaven identified the photographer as J. R. Gorgas.
Apple found this page on J.R. (first name Joseph or John) at Craig's Daguerreian Registry of American Photographers 1839-1860, which appears to be a good resource.
Much Thanks to both fM and Apple!!


The footnoteMaven said...

Hi Becky,

Great old photos!

Your photographer is J.R. Gorgas - Madison, Indiana.

Many examples of his photographs are online. Looks to have been a prominent photographer in Indiana.

I am involved in a project where I am doing some research into photographers of the time west of the Mississippi.


Apple said...

I love old pictures and have trouble identifying many of the ones I have.

Try this link. It gives some info. on Joseph R. Gorgas' movements that may help you date the picture.