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SEO361: 3 Generation Photonew

This is a very unique and highly collectible studio photograph or cabinet card. The card features, what I assume to be, three generations of family, all female. The card is in good condition and is marked in gold A.W. Compton Brigham City Utah. Unusual scalloped edge to photo. Back is in good condition. Glossy photo with minor wear or rubbing to grandmother's dress and minor scratches which are difficult to see in any light. The photo measures 6~3/8" X 4~1/8". There is quite a bit of history regarding A. W. Compton and his beginnings as a photographer. I believe the photography business was started in the 1880s . The city, and generations of families were chronicled in photographs by three generations of Comptons, from 1883 until its landmark brick building was torn down in 1998 to make way for a bank. Alma Walter Compton made a name for himself as a photographer and died in 1931. Many of his photographs are in special collections. The image on this photograph is very clear and it is a unique way of displaying the generations in the photo. I sell vintage and antique items with a history; oftentimes items may show wear from a former life. I always try to note any serious condition issues. Please contact me if you have additional questions regarding the condition of the item. Photos are considered part of the description. We do not offer return privilege on antique and vintage photographs. "Utah State University has a collection of 90,000 photographs from the Compton Studio which was operated by three generations of the Compton family beginning in 1884. The collection is said to provide an illustrated history of agriculture, business, social life and education for the town of Brigham City over a span of nearly one hundred years. The Alma Compton House, located in Brigham City, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places." Cabinet Card Gallery Vlog.

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