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11558Augustus ClarkImage, PhotographPeopleRalph - John C. Ralph (1868-1949)1870 c.
11552First Football Team at the Southwest Harbor High SchoolImage, PhotographPeopleRalph - John C. Ralph (1868-1949)1908Southwest Harbor
11115Franklin Dolliver WardImage, PhotographPeopleRalph - John C. Ralph (1868-1949)1902 c.Southwest Harbor, Manset
6974Ina Caroline Cad Robinson Lawler, Mrs. Allen Jacob Lawler and Students at Manset School Spring PicnicImage, PhotographPeopleRalph - John C. Ralph (1868-1949)1898Southwest HarborBack Row - Left to Right: 1 - Holsie Walls 2 - Derby Stanley (1886-1947) 3 - William Knowles (1888-1965) 4 - James Everett Parker (1890-1972) 5 - Herman Leslie Smith (1886-1969) 6 - Helen T. Clark (1886-1652) - Later Mrs. Fred William Lawton 7 - Ethel M. King (1884-1971) - Later Mrs. Lyle Dennis Newman Teacher - Ina Caroline (Robinson) Lawler - Mrs. Allen Jacob Lawler (1865-1959) Third Row from Front - Left to Right: 1 - Bessie T. Moore - Later Mrs. Twaddle of Bangor. 2 - Abbie Torrey (1889-1982) - Later Mrs. Wellington C. Robbins 3 - Franklin Gilbert Smith? (1889-) 4 - Unknown 5 - Unknown 6 - Lottie Rea King (1890-1957) - Later Mrs. Howard Milton Reed 7 - Marion E. Newman (1890-1976) - Later Mrs. Fred W. Wescott 8 - Inez M. Torrey (1887-1953) - Later Mrs. Arthur E. Ginn Second Row from Front - Left to Right: 1 - Unknown Dolliver 2 - Uldene V. Fernald (1891-1984) - Later Mrs. Millard F. Farrar 3 - Andrew W. Bennett (1892-) - Later married Carrie Evelyn Ralph 4 - Unknown Dolliver 5 - Florence M. Parker (1895-1906) 6 - Chester S. Gray (1892-1969) 7 - Edward Harold "Harry" Bennett (1890-1965) 8 - Blanche Elizabeth Staples (1892-1956) - Later Mrs. Harry W. Sprague 9 - Celia Maud Wilson (1888-1961) - Later Mrs. George E. Hamilton Front Row - Left to Right: 1 - "Charlotte Lurvey's Aunt" - probably Dorothy Bernice Lurvey (1893-1975) - Later Mrs. William W. Colby 2 - Unknown 3 - Milton F. Torrey? (1893-1932) 4 - Mary "Mamie" Lena Bennett (1894-1977) - Later Mrs. Charles Henry Rich 5 - "Charlotte Lurvey's Uncle" - probably Reginald Lurvey (1890-) 6 - Clifton R. Foss (1890-1937) 7 - Christopher Wendell Lawlor (1893-1956) - son of teacher - Ina Caroline (Robinson) Lawler
Description:Back Row - Left to Right: 1 - Holsie Walls 2 - Derby Stanley (1886-1947) 3 - William Knowles (1888-1965) 4 - James Everett Parker (1890-1972) 5 - Herman Leslie Smith (1886-1969) 6 - Helen T. Clark (1886-1652) - Later Mrs. Fred William Lawton 7 - Ethel M. King (1884-1971) - Later Mrs. Lyle Dennis Newman Teacher - Ina Caroline (Robinson) Lawler - Mrs. Allen Jacob Lawler (1865-1959) Third Row from Front - Left to Right: 1 - Bessie T. Moore - Later Mrs. Twaddle of Bangor. 2 - Abbie Torrey (1889-1982) - Later Mrs. Wellington C. Robbins 3 - Franklin Gilbert Smith? (1889-) 4 - Unknown 5 - Unknown 6 - Lottie Rea King (1890-1957) - Later Mrs. Howard Milton Reed 7 - Marion E. Newman (1890-1976) - Later Mrs. Fred W. Wescott 8 - Inez M. Torrey (1887-1953) - Later Mrs. Arthur E. Ginn Second Row from Front - Left to Right: 1 - Unknown Dolliver 2 - Uldene V. Fernald (1891-1984) - Later Mrs. Millard F. Farrar 3 - Andrew W. Bennett (1892-) - Later married Carrie Evelyn Ralph 4 - Unknown Dolliver 5 - Florence M. Parker (1895-1906) 6 - Chester S. Gray (1892-1969) 7 - Edward Harold "Harry" Bennett (1890-1965) 8 - Blanche Elizabeth Staples (1892-1956) - Later Mrs. Harry W. Sprague 9 - Celia Maud Wilson (1888-1961) - Later Mrs. George E. Hamilton Front Row - Left to Right: 1 - "Charlotte Lurvey's Aunt" - probably Dorothy Bernice Lurvey (1893-1975) - Later Mrs. William W. Colby 2 - Unknown 3 - Milton F. Torrey? (1893-1932) 4 - Mary "Mamie" Lena Bennett (1894-1977) - Later Mrs. Charles Henry Rich 5 - "Charlotte Lurvey's Uncle" - probably Reginald Lurvey (1890-) 6 - Clifton R. Foss (1890-1937) 7 - Christopher Wendell Lawlor (1893-1956) - son of teacher - Ina Caroline (Robinson) Lawler [show more]
11563Portrait of Annie Downs Clark as a Child, Holding a DollImage, PhotographPeopleRalph - John C. Ralph (1868-1949)1890 c.
9213Sarah Tenney CarrollImage, PhotographPeopleRalph - John C. Ralph (1868-1949)1903Southwest HarborThis photograph was probably taken to celebrate her marriage.
Description:This photograph was probably taken to celebrate her marriage.
11553First Football Team at the Southwest Harbor High SchoolImage, PhotographPeopleRalph - John C. Ralph (1868-1949)1908Southwest Harbor
11562Annie Downs ClarkImage, PhotographPeopleRalph - John C. Ralph (1868-1949)1899 c.
11767Bertha Emily RobinsonImage, PhotographPeopleRalph - John C. Ralph (1868-1949)1902 c.Southwest Harbor"Practically every town in Victorian America boasted a photography studio. The proprietor, whether he knew it or not, was an early chronicler of family life. Newborns, graduates, brides, grooms, and entire families posed for the camera – alongside wicker props. Ornate wicker furniture made its debut in photography studios during the 1870s. Light, airy and noticeably three-dimensional in photographs, wicker props made greater headway in studios during the 1880s and early 1900s. Because it was so inexpensive and easy to store, photographers and the public took wicker to their hearts. In fact, fancy wicker pieces became known as “photographer’s chairs.” Wicker’s popularity in studios created a new market; Heywood Brothers and Wakefield Company featured in their 1898 catalogue an extremely ornate five-legged “posing chair” specifically designed as a photographer’s prop." - "Collector’s Guide to American Wicker Furniture," by Richard Saunders, published by Hearst Books, New York, 1983, p. 43. The following pages contain photographs showing various ornate wicker chairs that were used by photographers. The chair shown in this photograph appears on pages 47 and 57. The same chair, obviously used by Southwest Harbor photographer. J.C. Ralph, appears in other photographs in the library collection.
Description:"Practically every town in Victorian America boasted a photography studio. The proprietor, whether he knew it or not, was an early chronicler of family life. Newborns, graduates, brides, grooms, and entire families posed for the camera – alongside wicker props. Ornate wicker furniture made its debut in photography studios during the 1870s. Light, airy and noticeably three-dimensional in photographs, wicker props made greater headway in studios during the 1880s and early 1900s. Because it was so inexpensive and easy to store, photographers and the public took wicker to their hearts. In fact, fancy wicker pieces became known as “photographer’s chairs.” Wicker’s popularity in studios created a new market; Heywood Brothers and Wakefield Company featured in their 1898 catalogue an extremely ornate five-legged “posing chair” specifically designed as a photographer’s prop." - "Collector’s Guide to American Wicker Furniture," by Richard Saunders, published by Hearst Books, New York, 1983, p. 43. The following pages contain photographs showing various ornate wicker chairs that were used by photographers. The chair shown in this photograph appears on pages 47 and 57. The same chair, obviously used by Southwest Harbor photographer. J.C. Ralph, appears in other photographs in the library collection. [show more]