Last month, I bought a collection of glass negatives and prints on one of the auction sites. It was billed as part of the archive of the Wesley Garner family of Columbus City, Iowa. One of Wesley’s daughters, Eleanora Garner Colton, was a photographer, and she shot a number of glass plates of her family. She appears to have developed and printed her own work. This 5x7 plate appears to have been shot around 1900. It includes Wesley’s widow, Harriet Murray Garner, their daughter Eleanora, Eleanora’s daughter Loui Colton Johnston, and Loui’s daughter Helen.
The 5x7 plates and prints of two of the plates, came in a box of M. A. Seed Extra Rapid Dry Plates.
From what I found on Ancestry.com, Harriet was born in 1818. She died in 1903.
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Sun Jan 27 2019