Shepherd, J. E.
    by Julia Munro

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"J. E. Shepherd," a photograph by Rufus W. Holsinger taken on July 07, 1915.

The portrait is interesting in that you can see the hand of (presumably) the nanny in assisting the infants.  

Interestingly, John E. Shepherd was the employer of another nanny, Margaret Lewis, who was photographed by Holsinger holding an infant in 1914 (note: Ms. Lewis died on February 27, 1915, and so was not part of the photo below).

Photos of the nurse and/or infant are common in this time period, and Holsinger took several (see for instance, Mrs. Hugh DavisMrs. W. B. ForsytheU. H. MageeMr. TrotterMargaret Lewis/Mrs. Shepherd). 

Additional information about J. E. Shepherd/ the subjects photographed  will be added as it is researched. 

NOTE that the name with which the portrait is labelled (or, labelled "untitled") is not necessarily the name of the sitter(s) in the portrait, but rather the name of the person who paid for the portrait when it was taken (the date and name associated with each photograph is from the business ledgers of R. W. Holsinger).

J. E. Shepherd 
Sources

- "J. E. Shepherd," 1915-07-07 photograph in UVA Library Catalogue (X03352A)

 

SEE ALSO:

Holsinger Image Gallery of African Americans

 

J. F. Bell Funeral Home Records

 

Charlottesville City Directory, 1914-15 [Hathi Trust] 

  

1870 & 1910 U. S. Census - Charlottesville & Esmont Communities

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