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Christopher Colin Johnston (#38)
Ca. 1880, restored 2005 Cliff. Johnston

Christopher Colin Johnston (#38)

Flint, Michigan, U. S. A.

Christopher Colin Johnston, 1855-1936

Photographer: C.W. Conat, Flint, Michigan

Interestingly, C.W. Conat married a Mary Johnston (b. ca. 1834, d. 1916) from Ontario, Canada. I have found no connection with our Johnston family.

The dating of this albumen photograph, called a cdv or "cartes-de-visite", is based on 2 clues: the oval vignette style was used from 1876 to the late 1880's, and the card stock, a heavy yellow-orange color was used in the 1880's. Cdv's were 2-1/4"x4", but this one is a wee bit wider and the height was evidently trimmed to fit better in the album - a common practice.

This image is from an original paper photograph glued on a heavier paper backer, ca. 1880's, which was scanned, emailed to me, and restored in 2005. The paper image measures 2-1/2"x3-7/8". The backer is trimmed to the size of the photograph. full exif

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