FATHER AND DAUGHTER PORTRAIT IN COLUMBUS, OHIO

This cabinet card captures a fabulous image of a father and daughter. The photographer is Urlin, of the Monmouth Art Gallery, in Columbus, Ohio. Both father and daughter look co0l and relaxed as they pose for the camera. They are nicely dressed and are wearing broad brimmed hats. The young girl is wearing a ring and a brooch and the father has a pocket watch. The cabinet card itself is of deluxe design. The card is deeply embossed and padded to give it a 3D appearance. The name of the photographer has a gold gild background. The reverse of the cabinet card has an inscription stating, “Will and Alice Crew, McConnelsville, Ohio”. Perhaps father and daughter were visiting Columbus from their home in McConnelsville; when they decided to sit for their portrait. The photographer is George C. Urlin. He was born in Canada and was an active photographer from 1875 or earlier until 1887. During 1888 and 1889 he worked in Cleveland, Ohio. He resumed his photography career in Columbus in 1889. During his tenure as a photographer, he received numerous medals from various Ohio State Fairs. To see other photographs by Urlin, click on Cabinet Card Gallery’s category “Photographer: Urlin”.

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  1. Alice W. Crew was born in July 1879 to William B. and Elizabeth Worrall (Lizzie) Crew. In the 1880 census, the three were living in McConnelsville, where William was working as a lawyer. They were boarders with the Ralston family at that time.

    At the time of the 1900 census, Alice (age 21) lived at home with her parents (ages 48 and 48 respectively) and her 18-year-old brother, Fleming Harold Crew (1882-1965). William Crew’s occupation is listed as a common pleas judge, which I believe to be a judge empowered to hear both civil and criminal cases under Ohio law.’

    Alice Crew married a Henry R. Gall, a Canadian immigrant, and in 1910 the two of them were living in Cleveland, where Henry worked as a secretary to a city official. Henry also appears to have worked in public relations. Alice Gall died in 1949.

    I’d guess this picture is c. 1884.

  2. Books by Alice Crew Gall, including many co-authored with her brother Fleming.

  3. William B. Crew served as a common pleas judge 1891-1902, when he was promoted to serve as a Justice of the Ohio State Supreme Court, sitting 1902-11. He died in January 1912.

    Enough! It’s getting late!


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