Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Unknown Woman 1890's, Erie, Pennsylvania

Fred Pfaff was a photographer in Erie, Pennsylvania from the 1890's to about the 1910's. It seems he did portraits of both white and African American subjects , which was unusual for the time. The scroll of paper framing the woman suggests this may have been a memorial portrait. Unfortunately, there is no information on the woman herself anywhere on the picture.

If you know who this may be, let us know in the comments!


  1. What a wonderful portrait! You have a fascinating blog, thank you so much for sharing.