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Crawford & Huston, Photographers of Morris, Illinois

Posted by LangdonRoad on February 6, 2011 at 12:00 AM

Carte de Visite (CDV) of an unidentified Illinois family in the city of Morris in Grundy County. They posed at the studio of: "Crawford & Huston, Photo. Artists, Morris, Ill."

The image measures 2¼ inches by  3¾ inches and is mounted on a heavy white card with a pink back which overall is 2½ by x 4 1/8 inches


On the 1880 Federal Census for Grundy County, Illinois, are the two photographers Crawford & Huston living at different addresses in the city of Morris. William Crawford, Photographer, born about 1858 in IL, is boarding with Catharine Crawford. In 1880,[Albert] Berta Crawford is working as an Editor and also living with Catherine Crawford. On the 1870 Census also in Morris is James H. Crawford, Photographer, born about 1833 in NY and his wife Catherine. Albert and William Crawford are children. In 1860, in Dixon, Lee County, Illinois, is James H. Crawford, Artist, born about 1833 NY with Catherine and his children.

In 1870 in the household next door to James H. Crawford and family is: Joseph Even, Photographer, born about 1826 in Luxembourg.


Dewitt Huston, Photographer, of Crawford & Huston, was born about 1851 in IL, and was living on Liberty Street with his wife, Anna C. Huston. He was the son of Charles Huston, a mail carrier and Mary J. Huston.


Source: Federal Censuses

Categories: Bios of Early Photographers, Illinois, Cartes de Visite

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