|A wonderfully "Victorian Era" photograph, but unmarked, so we do not know this little child's identity. This was found in my Grandmother, Frances Watrous Hastings' collection of photographs. Because "Critcherson" was a resident of Worcester, my guess is that this could be Harry Leander Hastings, if a boy; or Bertha Mae Hastings, if a girl. The fashion of the Victorian era was to outfit males in dresses, so it makes it difficult when unsure of the gender of the child!|
Historically, this photograph has great value. "Critcherson" was an important photograph in the 1800's.
In 1869 John Dunmore and George Critcherson accompanied the marine painter William Bradford (1823–1892) on an expedition to the Arctic. Using the photographs as reference, Bradford later painted scenes of the Arctic wilderness that won great acclaim in America and England.
|This pretty young woman is unidentified.|