|Title||L. W. McKowen |
|Photographer||Hostetler, J. B. |
|Studio Name/Location||Hostetler Studio, Davenport, Iowa |
|Date Original||ca. 1897 |
|Description||This group portrait shows five adults in a home setting. There are two elderly adults seated. Behind them are two women standing and one man seated between them. The men are dressed in dark suits with white shirts and dark neckties. The elderly man's shoes are visible. The women are dressed in high-necked blouses and skirts or dresses. The toes of the elderly woman's shoes are visible. All the women have their hair pulled back. There is a piece of furniture behind the group and a calendar hangs on the right side of this piece. There are vases and a picture sitting on the left side of the piece. A bell appears to be on the upper right. There is a carpet on the floor. |
|Location Depicted||Davenport, Scott County, Iowa |
|Subject||McKowen, L. W.|
McKown, Louis W.
Leamer, George W.
Leamer, Elizabeth Jane Smiley
Ried, Emma Leamer
Leamer, William A.
Clothing & dress
Rooms & spaces
|Notes||The original negative envelope is labeled "L. W. McKowen". Based on information in Davenport city directories, the 1870, 1880, 1900 and 1910 census, the 1905 Atlas of Scott County, Iowa, and an obituary in the Davenport Democrat newspaper it is probable the subjects in this portrait are George W. Leamer and wife Elizabeth Jane (Smiley) Leamer and their three children: son William A. Leamer, and daughters Emma (Leamer) Ried and Bertha "Bertie" (Leamer) McKown, wife of Louis W. McKown. The subjects in this image wear the exact clothing as in Image X382 (Image 1 of 2). The calendar hanging behind the group shows January 1 on Friday. Using a perpetual calendar, this calendar could be for 1897, 1904 or 1909. Most likely it was taken in 1897. The image may have been taken at 734 East 14th Street in Davenport, the home address of George W. Leamer during these years. The McKown family resided at 1608 Park Avenue, Davenport from 1902-1907. They are listed as living at 2425 Brady Street in the 1909 Davenport city directory. William Leamer and his family lived on a farm in LeClaire Township, Scott County. |
|Ordering Information||Please contact Davenport Public Library at (563) 326-7902 or email@example.com |
|Image Number||X382 (Image 2 of 2) |
|Repository||Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center, Davenport Public Library, 321 Main Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801 |
|Repository Collection||Hostetler Studio Collection |
|Object Description||1 negative : glass, b&w ; 8 x 10 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Digital image captured using a Microtek ScanMaker 9600XL with transparent media adapter. TIFF file created from a glass negative scanned at 8-bit grayscale 600 ppi. |
|File Name||dplx382b-1 |
|CD Volume Name||DPLVolume43 |
|Original Database||This record is from the Upper Mississippi Valley Digital Image Archive, http://www.umvphotoarchive.org, a collaborative project of cultural heritage organizations in the Iowa-Illinois Mississippi River region. |