Father and Daughters - circa 1868


Father and Daughters - Joseph Buchtel

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We don't know the names of these people, but we can make some good assumptions about them. From photographer Joseph Buchtel's imprint on the back, including his address, we are confident the image is from shortly after the civil war, in 1868 or 1869.

All three appear to be wearing mourning clothes, which at that time were generally worn for at least a year and a day. The two young women appear to be sisters, and the man is of the age to be their father. The fact that no mother appears in the photo leads to the conclusion that she is the one who is being mourned, and this photo was taken as a remembrance of her.

-- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA1149
Photographer Joseph Buchtel
Location Portland, Multnomah County
Subject Portraits
Decade 1860s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type CDV
Size of Original 2.2 x 3.0 inches
Photographer's Number No