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W.N. Hobbs (Exeter, New Hampshire) 
Georgiana Lovering, 12 years old murdered 
1872 
  
Collection of Brad Feuerhelm 
 
LL/18893 
  
Lovering was murdered by her uncle at the age of thirteen in the woods outside her home. Apparently her uncle used a trap to take her out to the secluded woods where he killed her. There is a popular broadside published from the time recounting the horrors of the story. She was murdered October 25th, 1872. This is a perfect example of how photographers used older family portraits to make composite souvenir Images that would be for sale. Victorian emphasis on the sentimental played a large part as to why these images were commercially viable. Today, to sell a postcard of a murder victim or some other paraphernalia would be considered somehow indecent. 
 

 
  
 
  
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