Unknown woman from Cabinet Card Photo album

Unknown woman from Cabinet Card Photo album

From unknown Cabinet Card Photo album my grandmother, Muriel Maud (Gilman) Chesley, had in Rochester, NH when she died. Cabinet card reads: "Highland Gallery, L.A. Fregeau, 1068 Tremont St, Boston, 1881" (Studio)


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My Great Grandfather Laurence

My Great Grandfather Laurence Fregeau owned Highland Gallery. It took me some time to find his gallery and images, because the gallery was under Frageau, but the family name was Fregeau.

Highland Gallery // Laurence Fregeau

This gallery was owned by my great grandfather Laurence Fregeau Thank you for helping me tie in Highland with Frageau. For years I had trouble finding anything because I was unaware that he used Frageau for his professional work


According to the directory of Massachusetts photographers, Lawrence A. Frageau (also Fregeau) worked at this address from 1882-83, according to city directories. He worked at 1070 Tremont on the 1881 directory. Since the 1881 probably refers to a copyright date on the artwork (definitely not the studio), this is probably no earlier than late 1881.

The directory I mentioned in a previous comment only has address 1051 Tremont for the Highland Gallery and a date of 1878, from a dated CDV. It seems the researchers didn't realize that Highland Gallery and Frageau were the same. It's probably one of those things that would be difficult to know if you didn't have an example like this. He worked at 1051 Tremont 1875-80, so those other two photos with 1880 printed on them must be from 1880.