The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#102) - Albert Wiedman, Manufacturer of Fine Confectionery

Every Friday The Psychogenealogist shares a "Pic of the Week." The intent is to encourage thought and imagination about the spaces where psychology, genealogy, and history converge.

Here is another great eBay find. I especially love finding photos that have clear and distinct identifications on them, like this one of “Albert Wiedman, Manufacturer of Fine Confectionery”.

Wiedman’s Vienna Confectionery

Wiedman’s Vienna Confectionery

Despite the unfortunate crease right through the middle, it is a beautiful late 1800s or early 1900s cabinet card.

As the store front signage suggests it is a Vienna Confectionery. It would be a fair presumption that Albert is the man standing in the doorway next to, likely, his wife an son.

The back of this cabinet card is stamped with “F.J. TAYLOR & CO, COPYING & LANDSCAPE Photographers”. The address is listed as 405 Main Street in Cambridgeport, Massachusetts.


One article I found suggests that this establishment had to close suddenly in 1910. Here is the listing for the sale of the business.

I am guessing that the estate being settled is that of Albert Wiedman who, according to his Find a Grave Memorial, died in January of 1910, at the age of 46 or 47.

There is probably a lot more information that could discovered about this family and this store. I would love if someone wanted to do some research and fill us all in!

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