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Title Charles F. Abraham & Friend
Catalog Number P1996.9.1
Accession number 1996.9
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description Gelatin print mounted on gray cardstock of Charles F. Abraham & Friend.
Date 1898-1907
People Abraham, Charles F.
Timm, Gustave
Subjects Portrait photographs
Male
Group Photographs
Tailors
Immigrants
German-Americans
Smoking
Cigars
Photographer Timm, Gustavus
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Collection Abraham
Catalog date 2006-02-21
Cataloged by Cross, Scott
Medium Cardstock/Photographic Paper
Notes Full standing view of the Charles F. Abraham (right) and an unidentified man. Both men wear suits and Hamburg Hats and hold cigars. This is possibly the photographer, Gustave Timm, Abraham's brother-in-law.
Carl Friederich (Charles F.) Abraham was born in Prussia on September 21, 1861, the son of August Abraham. He served in the Prussian Army prior to immigrating to Oshkosh, WI in 1883. He married Clara O. Timm on February 19, 1885. The couple had at least five surviving sons: Arthur A. Abraham, born December 6, 1885; Carl B., born January 14, 1888; Raymond L., born January 28, 1890; Walter W., February 11, 1893; and Harvey R., January 15, 1895. He worked as a tailor for Eckstein's until he opened his own shop on Waugoo in 1889. By 1891 he moved his shop to 92 Main Street. After 1905 his shop is listed on Ceape Avenue and later on High Street. He retired in 1940 and died in Oshkosh in 1948.
Orig/copy Original