A 4"x6" glass plate negative, full-figure portrait photograph of George and Mary Rogers, Rising City, Nebraska. The man is sitting in a wooden, swivel office chair with his hands folded in his lap, wearing a dark suit, full beard and moustache. The woman is seated across from him in a straight-back wooden chair, holding a magazine. She is dressed in a floor-length dark dress with full skirt and gathered, long sleeves. Her dress is belted at the waist with a lace-trimmed neckline. A cloth-draped table with a vase of flowers separates the two as they sit in front of a painted backdrop that features a fringed, floral drapery pulled to one side.
Image/jpeg. This 135 KB byte file is derived from a high resolution (300ppi, 16-bit grayscale) uncompressed TIFF image that was scanned from the original, using a Microtek 1600 scanner.
Thorpe Opera House Foundation/Boston Studio Project
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Original format: 4"x6" glass plate negative from the Boston Studio Project collection.
George W. Rogers was born in Illinois, June 19, 1847. He married Mary Shelton in Illinois, January 21, 1870, and they moved to Butler County, Nebraska, in 1878. In 1882 the family moved to South Dakota for 15 years, then moved back to the Rising City area with their four children. George died January 29, 1917, and is buried in Circle Mound Cemetery near Rising City, Nebraska. Mary Shelton Rogers was born in England, March 15, 1849, to Robert and Mary Jackson Shelton. She immigrated from Liverpool aboard the Phelina, arriving in New York on June 8, 1850. She died in 1933 and is buried at Circle Mound Cemetery near Rising City.