Antique Photograph: G.W. Lampkins

I used to have quite a large collection of antique photographs. I’ve let some of them go over the years but have hung onto the ones that really stood out to me. (+ The ones that have inscriptions and dates)

I’ve had this one for a few years now but I’ve never been able to make out his name. I’ve always been blown away that it’s from 1882!!


I finally got some help on an awesome Facebook group called What is this? Antique, vintage, and unusual item identification. I love this new group. There are so many neat items and helpful people.

Robinson and Roe -77 Clark St. Chicago
Truly Yours -G.W Lampkins- 10-16-1882


Here’s some information I found online about Robinson & Roe Studio  (fl. 1877-1898)

I’d love to be able to find some info on Mr. Lampkins or even be able to send a copy of the image over to anyone looking to put a face to a name in their family tree. (I know I wish I had the same luck on my genealogy journey)

Do you know this man?

Do you collect antique photographs? I’d love for you to share with me in the comments below!


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