Mrs. Candace McCormick Reed
(1818 - 7 Apr 1900)
The husband of Candace McCormick, Warren A. Reed, was a daguerreotype artist. He died quite young, about 1850. By 1870 Candace and her sister Celina have taken up the business, making daguerreotypes. Details are sketchy for a few years but by 1884 Candice has her own studio at 403 ½ Hampshire in Quincy, IL, and remains in business there until her death in 1900, at age 82.
This cabinet card was probably made sometime between 1884 and 1900. The card design indicates 1889-1896.
There is an excellent biography of Candace Reed at Cabinet Card Gallery.
This is the list of photographers from the business section of the Quincy, IL, city directory of 1889.
Mrs CW A Reed is shown at 403 1/2 Hampshire.
Note here also
The Ringgold Studio is listed as
Mrs J H Ringgold
521 Hampshire (the publisher omitted all of the "1/2" designations from the addresses, for some unknown reason.)
photographer Reed (Cannot read the initials)
no location given
example from auction site
This is probably NOT the same Reed.
Photographer: Reed (W O and E M)
Missouri Valley, IL
(This is a probably different photographer Reed. Missouri Valley, IL, is less than 7 miles from Quincy, IL, so it COULD be a branch studio but the initials and the logo design don't match any of the Quincy, IL, cards.)
example from PhotoTree