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I purchased this unique little photo album containing very small daguerreotype photos because, honestly, I just couldn’t pass it up. The photo album itself measures 3.5 inches by 3 inches, and the photos measure 1 inch by .5 inches. The album belonged to Frank A. McIntosh of 198 Congress Street, Detroit, Michigan, as is dated January 19th, 1890.

In doing a little genealogy sleuthing I discovered that Frank was the son of Charles and Catherine [McGregor] McIntosh. He was born January 10, 1868 in Canada. He served in the Spanish-American War from April 26, 1898 to November 28, 1898 with the 17th Co Signal Corps.

In the 1908 Detroit City Directory we find him listed in business with his brothers, Murray and Seymour at  McIntosh, Crane & Co Confectioners.

1908 City Directory McIntosh

I have been unable to find evident of a marriage. Frank died October 15, 1958 and is buried at Mt Olivet Cemetery in Detroit.

*The photos remain a mystery, as none of them are identified. Two newer photos were found in the back of the book with “Mr & Mrs John A Miner, Davenport, Iowa” written on them, but that is another post.

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