Title Albumen photograph of "Rev Joseph Carson married Jane Payne," (57 x 89mm) mounted on printed card (62 x 100mm).
Binding CARTE-DE-VISITE ALBUMEN PHOTO
Size 62 x 100mm
Highlights Carte-de-visite photo of Rev. Joseph Carson (Methodist) and his Wife Jane, circa 1865-70, Charlottesville, Va. 1865-70
Location Published Charlottesville, Va.
Book Number 17801
CARSON, REV. JOSEPH, and JANE. Albumen photograph of "Rev Joseph Carson married Jane Payne," (57 x 89mm) mounted on printed card (62 x 100mm). The back of the printed card reads: "From A. F. Smith's Photographic Temple of Art, [star above, phoenix rising from fire logo] Lobban's Building, Main St. Charlottesville, Va." "Duplicates can be obtained from this Negative at any time." Written at the top of the printing is "Rev. Joseph Carson married Jane Payne." $85.00 Joseph Carson (1785-1875) an early minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church South, "was born in Winchester, Va., Feb. 19, 1785, and died in Culpepper Co., Va., April 15, 1875 in the ninety-first year of his age. He united with the M.E. Church in April, 1801... He was admitted on trial in the Baltimore Conference, April 1805...where Bishop Asbury and Whatcoat presided. He was appointed junior preacher on the Wyoming circuit, which embraced all that part of Pennsylvania from the western branch of the Susquehanna to the New York State line, being 400 miles in circuit, having 32 appointments. There was no church edifice on the circuit, he preaching in private house and groves... He traveled extensive circuits in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia, and everywhere revivals attended his labors... He gave to the church 74 years of his life, and to the ministry 73."--Simpson: Cyclopędia of Methodism, 1880, p.169. For more info re Carson's ministry see: Bennett: Memorials of Methodism in Virginia, 1871, pp482-94; 524-27; 555-57; 560-63; 569-570, 721ff. The thin albumen photo is pasted onto a card within a double line gold border. The back of the card in printed within a solid gold-tan border with fine vertical lines forming a filler between a center border in which resides the printing in purple ink. There is a 3.5cm tear through the photo and card which has been sometime repaired. There are what appears to be old adhesive spots on the card--perhaps from pasting down the photo.