Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wordless Wednesday ~ William Scott Pyle (1856-1906)

In honor of a third cousin once removed who found me because of my blog, I am sharing this carte de visite of William Scott Pyle, my second great uncle (and her second great grandfather). He was the younger brother of my great grandfather, James Tolman Pyle.

The handwritten inscription is: Yours Truly W. S. Pyle.

The photographer was Julius Ludovici, who photographed in New York and Newport (which can be faintly seen in the lower right-hand-corner of the image).

There is no date on the back of the image, but based on the tie (wide and soft) and the white shirt, as well as a possible age of mid-20s, I wonder if this was taken around the time of his marriage in 1881, when he was 25 years old, or perhaps soon after.

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