Lady & her Daughter from my home town

by Richard Overy

Carte-de-visite photograph purchased from an ebay trader last week.

This portrait of Mother and Daughter  was taken by a local Photographer in my home town of Wellington, Shropshire (or Salop as it was known when this portrait was taken).

The front of the card reads: J.Laing, Photo, Wellington Salop.

The reverse reads: J. Laing Artist & Photographer – Castle Street Shrewsbury and 3 Queen Street Wellington, Salop.

I wonder if this lady or her daughter knew my ancestors?