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Family portrait
Description: Taken by traveling photographer Albert J. Ewing, ca. 1896-1912, this photograph shows an older couple, young man, and young woman posing in front of a two-story frame house. On a hillside in the distance, an oil derrick can be seen. Like most of Ewing's work, it was likely taken in southeastern Ohio or central West Virginia. Born in 1870 in Washington County, Ohio, near Marietta, Ewing most likely began his photography career in the 1890s. The 1910 US Census and a 1912-1913 directory list him as a photographer. A negative signed "Ewing Brothers" and a picture with his younger brother, Frank, indicate that Frank may have joined the business. After 1916, directories list Albert as a salesman. He died in 1934. The Ewing Collection consists of 5,055 glass plate negatives, each individually housed and numbered. Additionally, the collection includes approximately 450 modern contact prints made from the glass plate negatives. Subjects include infants and young children, elderly people, families, school and religious groups, animals and rural scenes. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AV71_b11_f629
Subjects: Ewing, Albert J. (1870-1934); Portrait photography--United States--History; Families; Rural Life
Places: Ohio; West Virginia