Dr. Malone’s first car, Waterford, Wisconsin, ca. 1910.
Getting a new car is an exciting event, especially when you’re one of the first on the block—or maybe the first in town—to own one. In this photo, young Francis Miller and Irma Morse (and a dog) pose in what’s described as “Dr. F. A. Malone’s first car.”
Readers: Are any of you familiar with antique autos? Can you identify the make?
via: Waterford Area Local History collection, Waterford Public Library by way of University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Studio wedding portrait of Frankish and Alice Tyndall, Waterford, Wisconsin, 1904.
Frankish Tyndall, age 45, married 21-year-old Alice Barnes on Christmas Day, 1904. Alice’s high-necked wedding gown with long layered sleeves is typical of the Edwardian era. A similar dress, along with coordinating fan, shoes, parasol and crinoline, can be viewed online in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.
via: Waterford Public Library by way of University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Tintype portraits of Chauncy Chapman and Antle Henry, Waterford
During the Civil War, new and affordable photography processes such as the tintype made it possible for thousands of enlisted men to provide photographic mementoes for their loved ones.
Chauncy Chapman (left) and Antle Henry (right) of Waterford, Wisconsin were both around 19 years old when they enlisted in the Union Army in 1861. A year later, Henry was captured and spent seven months in a Confederate prison:
“He holds a record for bravery and suffering quietly endured during the Civil War that it would be hard to equal … He was in the first Battle of Bull Run … reported dead and his family mourned him as lost when they learned that he had been picked up from the battlefield and taken to Libby prison [Richmond, Virginia].”
see more: Library of Congress online exhibition—The Last Full Measure: Civil War Photographs from the Liljenquist Family Collection