VERY ATTRACTIVE COUPLE IN HOLYOKE, MASSACHUSETTS

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This photograph by Demers & Son of Holyoke, Massachusetts is a portrait of a very attractive and beautifully dressed couple. Is this the turn of the century version of Brad Pitt and Anjelina Jolie? The photographer of this photograph was from a studio called Demers & Son. The studio was located in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Demers & Son was comprised of Jacques Louis Demers ( c1833-1913) and his son Hormisdas Demers. They were French Canadians. “Mudra51”, provides biographical material about the pair on Flickr. Jacques was a French Canadian born in Montreal. He received his education in Montreal and studied portrait painting. He appears in Montreal directories  as a working  photographer from 1861 through 1875. Jacques came to Holyoke in 1883 and opened a photographic studio. The studio became known as Demers & Son by 1885 and the studio continued to do business until 1920. Jacques retired in 1909 and relocated to Ludlow, Massachusetts. He died there and was buried in Montreal. Hormisdas was born in Quebec, Canada in around 1867. His name, translated from Persian, is “the great wise one”. In 1881, Hormisdas first appears in a Quebec directory as a photographer. He came to Holyoke with his father. After the closure of Demers & Son, he still worked as a photographer and appears in the US census as a photographer through 1930. This vintage photograph is in excellent condition and has exceptional clarity (see scans).

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