Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Photos from Vine Studio, Medfield, MA

I'm working on a little local history project and I could use your help!  I would like any information I can find on Vine Photographic Studio in Medfield, Massachusetts.  Below is a cabinet card photo that was taken by Vine Studio.

I'd like to know
  • what street Vine Studio was on in Medfield, MA
  • the name of the photographer/owner
  • the years of operation

Any information would be greatly appreciated! Thanks for your help!

This unknown gentleman was likely a resident of what was then Medway, Massachusetts. Medway is now the two towns of Medway and Millis.

Have you seen this photo? Do you know who the person could be? If so, please leave a comment below. Thanks!


  1. Maureen Taylor, the Photo Detective, was kind enough to share the following information with me about this photo:

    "According to Massachusetts PHotographers it was owned by Ephraim Chamberlain and on Frairy near carriage factory. 1884-1898 are his work dates The photo is 1880s."

    Thanks Maureen!

  2. The photo is of Jacob Richard Cushman (9 June 1836, Attleboro, Bristol, MA - 1 December 1886 Medfield, Norfolk, MA, buried Vine Lake Cemetery, Lot 27 Grave 1, Medfield, Norfolk, MA with a white bronze memorial).

    - Rob