Atkeson, William T. & Laura (Astoria, Baker City)

Atkeson, William T. & Laura (Astoria, Baker City)

A portrait taken in Astoria dated March 1866 has a Civil War tax stamp on the back that was signed by Mrs. W. T. Atkeson. No backdrop or posing chair is visible.

The 1870 Federal Census lists William T. Atkeson, a photographer in Baker City. William was 37 and born in Illinois, his wife Laura was 30 and born in Iowa. An 11 year old girl named Clara Parker was boarding with them. The Parker family was related to the Hazeltine photographers in Baker City and perhaps they are probably connected.

 

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