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Photo of baby girl, done very nicely, photographer A. Papineau of Bethany, Missouri

Photo of baby girl, done very nicely, photographer A. Papineau of Bethany, Missouri

This is a photo of a baby girl sitting on a large chair. The photo is very pretty, more so than most. The photographer was A. Papieau of Bethany, Missouri. This photo was found in the Friend Family photo albums. Names commonly associated with our family are; Martin, Wilcox, Seamands, Felderman, Nethken, Rowlett, Spurgeon, Browning, Brown, Headington, Elliott, McCoy, Smalley, Howery, McConnell, Bailey. If you see someone you know, please contact me. Thank you.



From the style of the clothing and the physical characteristics of the photo, this would be from the 1870s. I can't tell from this picture if she has a dropped waist or not. If the waist is not dropped, it is probably before 1877-78, since that is when dropped waists came into fashion. "Camera Clues" by Joe Nickell has a chapter on dating photos by their physical characteristics.


Papineau , Bethany, Mo

have recently gotten some old family pictures, several of them were taken at Papineau in Bethany, no dates on them. My great grandparents wedding photo was taken there, they were married in 1900.


We have a picture from this same studio and it is dated 1882.

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