PORTRAIT OF “MISS DIX” IN ROCHESTER, NEW YORK (CIVIL WAR VETERAN PHOTOGRAPHER)

A young woman poses for her photograph at the Gregg Studio in Rochester, New York. She is wearing flowers pinned to her dress, as well as earrings and a nice smile. An inscription on the reverse of this cabinet card photograph reveals that the subject is named “Miss Dix”. The photographer of this image is Sherman Gregg (1838-1891). He is listed as a photographer in the 1865 New York State Census. The year before, (1864), he entered and left the Union Army. During the Civil War he served as a First Lieutenant in the 3rd Regiment, of the New York Cavalry. He is cited in the Photographic Times and American Photographer (1884). Gregg was listed in Rochester Directories as a photographer until 1890. He died in 1891 and is buried in Rochester’s Mt. Hope Cemetery.

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