Being in San Francisco in the 1880’s or 1890’s was a prime time for exciting and interesting experiences. Mr and Mrs Springgat were in San Francisco during this era and decided to document their presence by having their portrait taken at the Elite Gallery. The reverse of this cabinet card reveals that the studio was operated by Mr. Jones and Mr. Lotz. To view another photograph by this pair’s gallery, click on the category “Photographer: Jones & Lotz”. The reverse of the cabinet card also informs us of the identity of the couple seen in this image. Preliminary research failed to find information about this couple.

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  1. Ancestry shows an Arthur and Annie Springgett living with their son Arthur, age 2, at 1310 Stevenson Street, San Francisco in 1900.
    Arthur was born in CA in March 1869, Annie was born in Ireland in March 1870. They were married for 4 years and had 2 children, 1 living.

    • Thanks for the genealogical information. Great detective work on your part.

  2. I’d suggest this is their wedding portrait. The use of flowers was common to signify the blessed day.

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