Miss Lizzie Ritchie
Sept 16, 1885 Ipswich, Mass.
When we are old, we'll smile and say
We had no care, in childhood's day
But we'll be wrong t'will not be true
I've this much care, I care for you.
There are 53 pictures in the album, about half of them tintypes (many of which I'd guess to be older than 1885), and several are various pictures of the same man --at a guess, Albert Jodrey himself:
The album opens with a curiosity, a picture of a building in Boston:
It's difficult to guess what if anything the order of images means, but the next 9 images are all cabinet cards:
Then follows 11 pages of tintypes, with a few cartes de visite intermixed:
Two cabinet cards are at the end, the first our putative Albert Jodrey:
The album ends with this one, taken in Lunenburg:
The pictures are taken in Boston, Lowell, Salem, Ipswich, Newburyport... and one in New York. The tintypes have no clues to location. Pending further research/discoveries, I surmise that Albert Jodrey did wed Lizzie Ritchie, and that they eventually moved back to Nova Scotia (both Jodrey and Ritchie/Ritcey are Lunenburg names), and that the album was part of an estate sale, the proceeds of which fetched up in Mrs. Oickle's shop in Green Bay, where I bought it about 1976 or so.