Miscellaneous Source Bond-Pierce Photographs

 

 

 

 

 

  misc 001

misc 001 Albumen or printing-out paper sepia-toned print.

(Filename includes No. 116 numbering continued from James Andrew Bond album)

Photography: Loose print (printing-out paper), ~5x7"; the back has a stamp about obtaining copies from the M.G. Canwell Co., which implies that this was the proof (often made with printing-out-paper) of a photograph from the studio of M.G. Canwell.

Identification: The photo was mounted in an album of Margaret R. Bond, the daughter of Mattie (Ramey) Bond.  The identification in the album was, left-right: Nathaniel Ramey, Mattie Ramey, Thomas Ramey, and James Ramey.

Genealogy: Richard Henry Ramey (1824-1859) and his wife, Priscilla Jane Magruder (1824-1873) had children: Nathaniel C. Ramey (1848-1892), Martha Jane Ramey (1850-1907), Thomas Moses Ramey (1852-1901), Curtis Ramey (1854-1855), Walter S. Ramey (1856-bet. 1891-1901), James Richard (1858-1921).  Family tradition says there was another daughter, Annie, but there is no grave in their Eminence, KY plot.
     At the time the photo was taken, all the surviving siblings in the family were present, except for Walter, who died 1891-1901.  Walter may have been excluded from the grouping not because he had died (he probably died after Nathaniel), but more likely because he simply wasn't in nearby Carroll Co., Kentucky, having moved to Tennessee by 1880.

Date:     They appear to be in their late 30's or early 40's, and the photograph had to have been taken before the subject Nathaniel died in 1892, so the photo therefore is likely 1885-1890.
misc 002 color
misc 002 b&w
misc 002 b&w enhanced
misc 002 Daguerrotype.

Robert Lewis Bond (1836-1916) and his fox-hounds.  The award-winning Loud is just to his right, lying down.  The original was a Daguerreotype.  He appears to be about 19 years old, so the photograph was taken about 1855.

The top rendition is as is in color.

The middle rendition is with color removed.

The bottom rendition is with color removed, contrast enhanced, and digitally cleaned.
misc 002 back
misc 002 enhanced
misc 002 inside of the back of the Daguerreotype case.

The top photo is as it really looks.

The bottom photo is enhanced for visibility of the writing, which reads:

     Robt. Bond and his favorite
     dogs an interesting group indeed

     S[usan?] Green
     New Liberty
     Kentucky

At the time of the Daguerreotype, Robert Lewis Bond lived in Owen Co., KY, nearest town New Liberty.

There are two Susan Greens in Owen Co., KY in the 1850 census (and no other Greens whose first name looks like that in the inscription; and no Green kin, and no Greens who are listed as photographers in either the 1850 or 1860 censes).  Both Susan Greens are about 10 years old, only 4 years younger than Robert L. Bond, but it is hard to believe that teenaged girls in about 1855 had the ready money and means to purchase a Daguerreotype for even a potential suitor.
misc 003 misc 003 scan.

Provenance:  This Scan is courtesy of Mike Pierce.  The photographs misc 003 and misc 004 come from a book or article in a book that was written by Jennie Dorothy (Pierce) Clore (1897-1991), the daughter of Willis Champion Pierce and Jennie Davis Peay, and the grand-daughter of Jacob Ayhart and Elvira Oliver.  She knew all of the people in the two photographs during their lifetimes, and therefore is in a position to make positive identifications of them. 

Subject:  See the caption of the photograph.

Date: c.1903, as stated in the book.

Significance:  The photographs misc 003 and misc 004 are key in identifying the many unmarked photographs of this family that are extant.



misc 004
misc 004 scan.

Provenance:  This Scan is courtesy of Mike Pierce.  The photographs misc 003 and misc 004 come from a book or article in a book that was written by Jennie Dorothy (Pierce) Clore (1897-1991), the daughter of Willis Champion Pierce and Jennie Davis Peay, and the grand-daughter of Jacob Ayhart and Elvira Oliver.  She knew all of the people in the two photographs during their lifetimes, and therefore is in a position to make positive identifications of them. 

Subject:  The photograph in the book has a caption that identifies the people, but the photograph itself did not show the names.  I added the names and birth-death dates to the photograph for convenience.

Date: early 1904, deduced from the presence of the baby Rodney Edward Pierce, who was born 7 Nov 1903.

Significance:  The photographs misc 003 and misc 004 are key in identifying the many unmarked photographs of this family that are extant.

misc 005
misc 005 photograph of a Xerox of a cabinet card.

Provenance:  This is a photograph of a Xeroxed biographical sketch of the Spalding-Hoagland family that is present in the Carroll Co. Public Library (numbered 929.2 Hoag).

Subject:  Okey Wallace Spalding (1872-1956), son of Daniel Gregg Spalding (1836-?) and Catherine Hoagland (1840-1918), and husband of Julia Frances Bond (1877-1968).

Date: He appears to be about 15; therefore the photograph is c.1887, which date also falls within the era when cabinet cards were popular.

 

 

 

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