Carte-de-visite of a young woman in a Civl War era gingham dress by E.P. & H.W. Baker, Ypsilanti, Michigan. [Daisy Air Rifle]

E.P. & H.W. Baker, New York Gallery, Ypsilanti, n.d. (1863-1864). Paperback. Good. Item #21-7775

3.75 x 2.75". Sunned, scattered spotting, light creasing. Written on the back: Presented to Father and Mother". Henry W. Baker and his cousin Edwin P. Baker had a photography studio from 1863-1864 in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Edwin continued with various partners over the years while Henry engaged in different business interests in Plymouth, Michigan (where he was raised). In 1882, he became a founding partner (and long-time president) of the Plymouth Iron Windmill Company, which included inventor Charles J. Hamilton. In 1888, the company introduced the Daisy Air Rifle designed by Hamilton. Making windmills was profitable but not as profitable as the air rifle. The company stopped making windmills after 1890, and changed its name in 1895 to the Daisy Manufacturing Company. From photos to air rifles, and interesting history.

Price: $35.00

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