Elizabeth Bonsack Kiser

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Description Sixth plate daguerreotype of Elizabeth Bonsack Kiser; stippled brass mat and scroll opening; glass; wooden case with brass hook and eye closure; embossed brown velvet padded cover on interior of lid; stamped leatherette case with floral design. A handwritten note, written by her son, Daniel Elliot Kiser, accompanies the image.
Year Range from 1850
Year range to 1852
Medium Copper/Silver/Photographic Emulsion/Brass/Glass/Wood/Paper/Velvet
Notes Three-quarter seated view of Elizabeth Bonsack Kiser. She is seated in a chair wearing a black dress with white collar. A note inside the image reads:
"This is a picture of Elizabeth Bonsack (Kiser) who was born October 19, 1821 at Bonsacks, Roanoke County, Virginia. Married November 18, 1852 to Joseph C. Kiser of West Liberty, Logan County, Ohio by Reverend M. Lundsford of Roanoke, Virginia. This picture was taken at Baltimore, Maryland. It is a good picture. She gave this picture to her son D. E. Kiser in July 1901." Type written on the back is," Elizabeth Bonsack (Kiser) lived many years at Oregon, Dane County, Wisconsin on 'Oakland' farm where her seven children were born, excepting her first child Susan Virginia, who was born at Bonsack, Virginia in the same house her mother was born. She died at Oregon, Wisconsin March 1, 1904 and is buried in Prairie Mound Cemetery in the Kiser burial lot. Daniel Elliot Kiser was her youngest son. Elliot Fox Kiser was her grandson. May 16, 1938. D. E. Kiser." Elizabeth Bonsack was the daughter of Susan Harshbarger and John Bonsack. The area west of the City of Roanoke is still known as Bonsack. Her husband Joseph Cline Kiser was also from Virginia, but his family had moved west to Montgomery County, Ohio in 1832. Joseph was a widower with one daughter. The couple moved to a farm in the Town of Oregon, Dane County, Wisconsin in 1854. They couple had eleven children together. Joseph died in 1895 and Elizabeth died March 1, 1904.
Object ID P2009.84.1
Object Name Daguerreotype
People Kiser, Elizabeth Bonsack
Bonsack, Elizabeth
Place Baltimore, MD
Print size 3 1/8" x 3 3/4"
Subjects Portrait Photographs
Title Elizabeth Bonsack Kiser
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