Friday, February 4, 2022
Carte de Visite, purportedly of Susan (Perkins) Ricker Apt, "Geo. Perkins' sister; by a Boston studio; Native of Perry, Maine
Carte de Visite/CDV of an older woman identified in a more contemporary hand on the reverse as Susan Apt, the sister of George Perkins. The image was taken at a studio at 140 Court Street in Boston, Massachusetts.
The identification appears very similar to the handwriting of Rachel Virginia (Golding) Pottle (1915-2013).
There was a Susan Perkins (abt 1848-1906) with a brother George E. Perkins (abt 1855-1937), natives of Perry, Maine, and this woman did indeed marry, for her second husband, a John W. Apt (abt 1857-1927). Her first husband was Benjamin Ricker (1844-1873).
However, this CDV seems to me to be of a woman born a generation earlier. I'm interested to hear what readers think. Was she the Susan Perkins above or was she perhaps misidentified?