Burn Bridle Press – Bucks County History

Doylestown Man c.1870

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Check out this handsome gent. No name is recorded, but the photographer’s logo on the back of the card shows that the portrait was taken by B. Billian in Doylestown. Someone more familiar with historic fashion trends might be able to come up with a tighter age range based on his apparel, but based on the photographic process (a carte de visite) I’d offer a date of around 1870.

Doylestown Man CDV (front)

The photographer’s logo on the back:

Doylestown Man CDV (back)

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Written by Moses Doan

October 15, 2013 at 1:48 am

Posted in Doylestown, Photography

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  1. Lizzie Billian, daughter of Benjamin Billian is buried in Doylestown Cemetery. Sge dies in 1881 aged 4 months of whooping cough. Lot owner was Mary Groff. There are no other Billans buried here.

    Kat Landis

    October 15, 2013 at 8:31 am

    • Thanks Kat! Someone else just told me that Billian was only in town for a few years before moving to Manayunk.

      Moses Doan

      October 15, 2013 at 9:49 am


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