A fine photograph of a woman sitting with a guitar. She sits in an ornate chair and is holding a small book possibly a hymnal?
Theodore E. Peiser, an early pioneer photographer, was active in Washington State from the 1880s to 1907. He documented early scenes in Seattle including pioneers, 1900 military expedition to China and the Territorial University. Unfortunately, early during his stay in Seattle, he experienced the loss of his photographic studio and equipment in the Great Fire that swept the city in June of 1889. However, some of his photographic images did survive. from https://content.lib.washington.edu/peiserweb/
Ambrotype 1/6 plate
Beautiful crisp image of a Mother and Daughter.The little girl seems to be positioned on a table next to the Woman,her hand can be seen behind the girls neck holding her head steady for this portrait.
A Boy poses with his Bicycle in Sheldon Iowa
Southern California? Is that a citrus grove beyond the fence line?
Minstrel Company possibly from Los Angeles California
A stamp on the back has the name Dan P Watts,617 Majestic Theatre Bldg Los Angeles CA
The five Men each wear Flowers (Boutonniere) on their lapels.This photograph could have been made at a formal event like a wedding,maybe they were the groomsmen??
Tinted Daguerreotype 1850s