Monday, June 29, 2015

c1905 Oversized Photographs of John Burton Dyer and Minnie Rebecca Reed of Augusta, Maine, Presumably Just After their Marriage

Oversized matted photographs of two young adults identified on the reverse as John B. Dyer and Minnie Reed Dyer, presumably not long before or after their marriage of June 21, 1905 at Augusta, Maine.

John's photograph was taken at the J. V. Footman studio at Augusta, Maine.  Minnie's photograph was taken at the Manning studio at Fitchburg, Massachusetts.

Matted, the photographs measure 13-1/2" by 8-1/2" and are rather heavy.  The photographs themselves measure about 9-1/4" by 4-1/4".

Apparently the antique booth seller placed a high value on the woman's style, as her photograph was $15; her husband's was only $6.  I felt the price for the two combined was reasonable, so I bought them both to keep them together.

From brief online research, hopefully correct:  [corrections and additions requested!]

John Burton Dyer was born September 15, 1878 at Augusta, Maine, the son of Leslie A. Dyer and Marie L. (Anderson) Dyer, who were born at Augusta, Maine, and Hallowell, Maine, respectively.  On June 21, 1905, at Augusta, Maine, John Burton Dyer married Minnie Rebecca Reed, daughter of Fred George Reed and Julia (Walker) Reed, who were both Benton, Maine, natives.   Minnie was born about May 1881 at Benton, Maine.

The new couple lived in various places in Maine, including Portland, Bangor and Augusta, Maine.  They had at least one child, a son John Reed Dyer, born in 1918 at Bangor, Maine.  Minnie died in 1960, and I believe her husband John had predeceased her in 1959.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

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