Friday, June 19, 2020

1894 Photograph of Carrie M. (Fenner) Evans of Clinton, Massachusetts

1894 photograph of a woman identified on the reverse as Carrie M. (Fenner) Evans, wife of F. B. Evans of Clinton, Massachusetts; her husband took the photograph himself.

In one ink: "Taken Winter 1894".  In another ink: "Carrie M. (Fenner) Evans, Taken by F. B. Evans with Keystone Dry Plate Camera, in Parlor at apartment on Henry [or Haney or ?] Street Clinton, Mass"

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

Carrie Maria (Fenner) Evans (1867-1959) was born about 1868, the daughter of Joseph Fenner and Susan M. (Marsh) Fenner. On 7 June 1892 at Clinton, Massachusetts, Carrie married electrician Frederick Brigham Evans (1867-1967), son of Amos Evans and Lydia G. (Babcock) Evans.

The photograph was taken about a year and a half after their marriage.

If you have information on the Fenner and Evans families, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

This photograph was found with one of Mary Abbie Evans (1888-1893) of New Hampshire, presumably a relative.


  1. That should be "Dry plate" which is a type of photographic plate. I can see how you read it as "day", though.