The Farmer

Meet Angelo W. Blake (1835-1925) of West Unity, Ohio. He was the son of Orrin and Caroline (Thomas) Blake. This tintype was one of the first that I purchased and it came with an identifier and indicated that it was taken in 1861. Angelo served in Co. D, 130th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (OVI) during the Civil War. This regiment was organized at Sandusky and mustered in on 13 May 1864 for 100 days service. They performed guard duty at the Confederate prison on Johnson’s Island, Sandusky Bay, until June 4th and then picket duty at Bermuda Hundred in Virginia. The unit lost 23 men during their brief service — all due to disease.

After receiving the 9th Plate image, I researched the subject and captured the information as I gathered it on a website I created under his name. See Angelo W. Blake, a documentary of my attempt to know A. W. Blake & his family.

In June, 2017, another image of Angelo—a daguerreotype from the early 1850s—was sold on e-Bay. See below.

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