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This vintage photograph features an attractive young woman holding an open book. She is nicely attired in a dress with ruffles and bows. She has one hand on her hip and a serious expression. She almost looks bothered. The photographer of this photograph was from a studio called Demers & Son. The studio was located in Holyoke, Massachusetts. To see additional photographs by this studio, place the name “Demers & Son” in the search box. 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 working as a 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. “Mudra51” also researched Hormisdas. He 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 photograph measures about 7 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ and is in very good condition (see scans).

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