Carte-de-Visite, circa mid-to-late 1870s. Photographer: C. G. Carleton, Waterville, Maine.
Price: $12.00 Size: About 2 and 1/2 x 4 and 1/4″
Alice K. and Albert B. Wing were twins born in Maine October 23, 1863, the youngest children of Daniel R. Wing (occupation publisher on the 1880 census) and Ann E. (Burleigh) Wing. The 1880 also shows older siblings Fred, Mary, John, Flora and Daniel. We’re estimating the twins in this photo are age ten to thirteen, and by their clothing and without research or prior knowledge, one might assume Civil War Era. It’s so nice then to get a closer approximation for clothing styles in the 1870s and so nice this card survived for present-day generations of the Wing family to find (hopefully!).
And in looking for Ann’s maiden name, we found that Albert Burleigh Wing died in 1932 in Santa Cruz County, California. It makes sense then that this photo had been found in the Central Coast area of CA.
Sources: Year: 1880; Census Place: Waterville, Kennebec, Maine; Roll: 482; Page: 448B; Enumeration District: 107. (Ancestry.com).