While searching for information on the Colesburg Cornet Band, Gordon E. Shaffer happened upon this image that I had posted and recognized his great-grandfather, who I had been unable to identify. About this image, Shaffer writes:

"The man's name is Charles Elliott Shaffer and the boy is Eugene (Bud) Shaffer. It was taken by Herman J Birkholz in his Colesburg studio c. 1888. I've attached the photo from your website along with a scan of a tintype taken of Charles in the same studio at about the same time. [See below.] He owned a carriage repair shop on Main St. next to his home."

June 27, 2020

About This Image

Charles Elliot and Eugene ("Bud")

Courtesy of Gordon E. Shaffer

Cabinet Card


Tin type photograph