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1880s post mortem of little boy

Post mortem CDV

Little boy post mortem CDV

Most of the time I’d rather post happy pictures, but this one tugged at the heart. A friend of mine said “doesn’t he look peaceful?”

This boy was loved. The way they placed his body, as if he’s asleep.



Photographer: De Lamater Photo. 258 Main Street. Hartford. Connecticut.

Andrew J. Kania

Andrew J. Kania. Personal Collection.

Andrew J. Kania. Circa 1930. Private Collection.


Center Street, Southington, was the site of Ideal Forging, his place of work.

The photograph that started it all. The first of my collection and a real photograph postcard, a common format to share with friends and acquaintances at the time. I did some research on Andrew Kania, thanks to a census and his military records. If you wish to know more about him, here is the info I left at Find A Grave.

Photographer: Congress Studio. 17 Congress Ave. New Haven, CT.

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