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Catalog Number 2000.001.0044
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description Sepia-toned bust portrait of a young woman. The photo is rectangular with the photo in oval. The woman's hair is pulled back from her face and covered with a snood. She is wearing drop earrings. Her dress is rather dark with white stripes across the bust line. The dress is buttoned down the front but the upper buttons are covered with a white collar that goes from the neck to the stripe area. She is wearing a cross on a chain at the neck. She is pleasant looking but unsmiling.
Number of images 3
Date ca 1870
Photographer Hoefle, O.
Title Fleming, Catherine (2 photos)
Collection Inventor - Fleming, Catherine
Accession number 2000.001.
People Fleming, Catherine
Notes Patentee

US Patent Records: St. Louis, MO Public Library
1868 Annual Report, p 112: #84102 dated Nov 17, 1868 - Washing Machine.

1850 St. Clair County Census Index: Caroline Fleming, age 18, in same household as Robert Fleming (Publisher/Printer at Belleville)
Note: 1870 St. Clair County Census Index p 228 indicates Robert Fleming as age 72 from Pennsylvania. 1868 Belleville City Directory: R. K. Fleming, printer, boards NW Cor Main & Spring.

St. Clair County Marriage Index: Belleville Public Library
Caroline M. Fleming md William Belt February 3, 1853 (a sign painter)

NOTE: Book at Belleville Public Library "Illinois Historical Collections" page 20-21. The Belleville St. Clair County pages give a history of Newspaper Printing at Belleville. "St. Clair Gazette" 1833-1838 - a "whole hog" Jacksonian paper published by Robert K. Fleming.....Fleming also published the "Advocate" 1854-55.

Additional references to the Flemings: R. K Fleming, printer at the "Farmers and Mechanics Repository 1842-43; E. H. Fleming published the "Sun" (joined the Advocate) 1851; H. L. Fleming 1857-59 published the Democrat along with W. F. Boyakin from 1857-59