Nicknamed The Magnolia State, the US state of Mississippi is named after the Mississippi River. It has a total area of 48,430 sq mi and an estimated population of 2.94 million as of 2008.
Asked in Chicago, Mississippi, Wikipedia
Where can you find information about the Chicago Portrait Company?
Chicago Portrait Company Chicago Portrait Company was founded in 1893 and located 509 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. Info from visitors: My photo is marked "The Studios of the Chicago Portrait Company. Located on Wabash Ave, Chicago in 1936. There was also a "Chicago Portrait Company" in St Louis, MO in 1919. I have a portrait of a family member taken in 1927 at the Chicago Portrait Company, 509 South Walbash Avenue Chicago Illinois. The gold plate on the back of portrait says this is an Heirloom portrait then it has the lady's name, and at the bottom it says Gothic Design Patent No 65301. One final note at the bottom, on the back of the portrait it also has E H Baese (art director). My Uncle Grant reportedly worked for the Chicago Portrait Company in the 1930s. He would travel around the country, taking photographs of people, and mailing the film to the Chicago Portrait Company. The company would mount the photos in large frames and return them to the customers. Today my mother gave me a portrait of her grand mother and father, Jacob and Kathern Braun, on the back stamped "CATHEDRAL DESIGN Design Patented June 24, 1924 Made and sold by CHICAGO PORTRAIT COMPANY" Looks like it was in a bubble glass frame. Written on the back with a crayon 2/3-2904. I just located two pictures - one of my grandparents, the other, my father when he was about 3 years old. Both frames have bubble glass and metal-like cathedral frames. No date is on the frames but they say Chicago Portrait Company- frame price $7.90. I believe the date to be in the 1920's somewhere.$7.90 was a big price in the 1920's. I have no other information. I too have an oval glassed portrait of my grandfather. On the other side is a portrait of an old man holding a sheep. The signature is ?? Carson. This is all I have. My gr.father was born in 1846 and died in 1926. The portrait is inside a unique bubble glass frame. I have a rare historical book on the corporate history of the Chicago Portrait Company, dated 1905. The information concerns the period 1893 - 1904 andfollows the corprate philosophy, purpose, structure, strategies, etc. It is leather bound, abot 6" by 11" and contains many photographs of personnel, Board Members, facility, equipment, transportion, etc. I have a beautiful waterfall print by W.A. Carson that also has 1924 Chicago Portrait Co. The portrait company got into some legal trouble with the IRS and federal trade commission around that time. They were in the business of enlarging photographs into portraits and misrepresenting them to be handpainted. There was also problems with their contracts and misstating revenue or something like that. Last week on eBay a buck print by W.A. Carson with a cathedral arched frame and convex glass (common for his prints) sold for $61. His original paintings are selling for $1500 and up. My grandfather always had a picture of himself hanging in his basement & I remember looking at it forever as a child. Now that he has been dead for 16 years, it is mine. As I was about to rehang it, I noticed the markings in crayon on the back and the stamped "Price of Frame $5.90 includes back and glass & back only" It then goes on to state "One price-cannot be altered or changed, workmanship and material guaranteed Chicago Portrait Company Chicago, Ill." It too is a cathedral design Stamped "June 3d, 1934" Incorporated in 1893, by Thomas J. Ogara, Thomas J. Durkin, C.M. Stumcke. Address for many years at 590 Wabash, intersection of Wabash and Congress.
Asked in Miscellaneous, Mississippi, Mississippi River
Why is the Mississippi delta so named?
Asked in Shotguns, Crescent Firearms, Mississippi
Where can you find information about a Mississippi Valley Arms Co shotgun?
Mississippi Valley Arms Co. Mississippi Valley Arms Company: Trade name by the H. & D. Folsom Arms Company on firearms made for the Shapleigh Hardware Company of St. Louis, Missouri. Folsom was a sporting goods wholesale/retail business in New York City. The actual manufacturer would be their subsidiary company, Crescent Firearms, Norwich, CT, or it may have been imported from Belgium. Look carefully at the barrels and receiver for ELG* in an oval. If you find this mark, it is Belgian, if not, then Crescent. It would have been manufactured c. 1880-1930. If it has outside hammers and/or damascus barrels, probably before 1905. If hammerless with fluid steel barrels, most likely after 1900. Does anyone know the year the shotgun was made, by looking at the serial number? I have a dbl barrel, exposed hammer, breechloading, 20 ga., serial #415407. Thanks! Don Don - If your shotgun is from one of the "quality" manufacturers like Parker Brothers, Lefever, or Winchester, there are serial number lists available. For the utility "hardware store" guns like Crescent, Iver Johnson, Stevens, and especially the Belgian imports, no such information exists and often the "serial numbers" are really batch numbers or assembly numbers which may have been duplicated in different years. If the actual manufacturer or retailer can be identified, it is sometimes possible to narrow the date of manufacture down to a few years. Don - These fall under the category of hardware-store guns for which there does not seem to be any reliable dating method. Knowing the actual manufacturer could narrow the estimated DOM by a few years. If you find the ELG proofmark, figure 1880-1914 (Belgian imports stopped during WWI and never really came back after), and if it is a Crescent, that company was founded in 1893. Roy--Thanks for helping. The shotgun I was referring to is a Mississippi Valley Arms, with that serial #. Don -Mississippi Valley Arms Company never existed. That was a trade name owned by the Shapleigh Hardware. I think Shapleigh was still in business into the 1950's.
Asked in Philosophy and Philosophers, Mississippi
What is the address of the First Self-Righteous Church of Pascagoula Mississippi?
Asked in Mississippi
What are the lyrics to Chicken by Mississippi John Hurt?
Oh, Chicken, Chicken, you can't roost too high for me. Chicken, Chicken, come on outta' that tree. Chicken, Chicken, Chicken, You can't roost too high for me. C is the way we begin. H to make the letter hen. I am the way. C when the seasons are grey. K is to fill him in. E I'm near the end. C-H-I-C-K-E-N That's the way to spell chicken.
How does legal separation or divorce affect your credit?
Normally, it doesn't. But what does happen in these cases is sometimes there are debts that are disputed as to who is responsible to pay them and as a result neither party pays. If it is a joint account, both credit histories will be negatively affected. If you are not sure get a copy of your credit report before the divorce agreement is drawn up. It will show who is the party responsible or whether the account is in both names. Be certain to get this straightened out before you sign the final divorce papers. Itemize the accounts and the owner of each. Remove the second name from any and all accounts. Then you might have somewhat of a chance of getting the other person's account off of your credit report. If possible, close all existing joint accounts and open your own.
Asked in Agriculture, Mississippi, Texas
What are the requirements for classifying property as a 'farm' in Alabama?
Asked in Postage and Shipping, Mississippi, Oklahoma
How long does it take mail to travel from MS to OK?
How did the 35W bridge collapse?
It was determined by the National Transportation and Safety Board that the bridge has had structural design flaws from the beginning. These flaws, though not sufficient to cause a collapse during regular use, were sufficient to cause a collapse during the bridge's repair when all of the construction equipment and gravel for concrete making was on it in addition to the load of rush hour traffic. These were the errors noted in their report: Insufficient bridge design firm quality control procedures for designing bridges, and insufficient Federal and State procedures for reviewing and approving bridge design plans and calculations. Lack of guidance for bridge owners with regard to the placement of construction loads on bridges during repair or maintenance activities. Exclusion of gusset plates in bridge load rating guidance. Lack of inspection guidance for conditions of gusset plate distortion. Inadequate use of technologies for accurately assessing the condition of gusset plates on deck truss bridges.