Governess for Dousman Family | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Governess for Dousman Family

Governess for Dousman Family | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Seated full-length portrait of the "French governess for the Dousman family children." On the back of the cabinet card: the imprint of F.W. Guerin, Photographer, Cor. 12th and Washington Ave, St Louis, and a hand-printed name: "M. Leocadi"
DESCRIPTION
Seated full-length portrait of the "French governess for the Dousman family children." On the back of the cabinet card: the imprint of F.W. Guerin, Photographer, Cor. 12th and Washington Ave, St Louis, and a hand-printed name: "M. Leocadi"
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:71897
Creation Date:date unknown
Creator Name:Guerin, F. W.
City:St Louis
County:
State:Missouri
Collection Name:Dousman family photographs, circa 1856-1953
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:PH 3945.63 folder 2/4
Original Dimensions:4 x 6 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
St Louis City Directories show F.W. Guerin at the Washington Ave address between 1883-1892.

A search on Ancestry.com found the name Leocadi only post-1900 for people born in Italy. But Leocadia is the name of a Spanish saint. In the 1900 Census there's a Mary Leocadia in St. Louis at 1406 S Tenth St, age 38, born Nov 1861 in NY, both parents born Ireland; she's single, a cook, living with school teachers. In the 1899-1900 St. Louis City Directory, St. Vincent de Paul Parochial School for Girls is at that address, next door to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church at 1408 S Tenth St. The teachers are all single, named Mary plus a saint's name, indicating that they are nuns. But this woman is not wearing a habit, so she may not be the same person in the census.

SUBJECTS
Clothing and dress
Dresses
Chairs
Fireplaces
Interior decoration
Teachers
Indoor photography
Portrait photography
Women

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