01 April 2010

Arthur Elsworth Raymo

My great grandfather Arthur Elsworth Raymo was born in Nankin, Michigan on 19 January 1880. Nankin was a small farming community west of Detroit. Arthur was born on the farm of his parents, Theodore Raymo (1841-1906) and Emma Handeyside (1853-1936).

This photograph, a tintype, was taken c.1885 in the same Detroit photographer's studio that the portrait of his future wife Margaret was taken. As seen here, it was common for the photographer to hand tint the cheeks of his subjects after capturing their image.

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