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Rufus M. Lane

Rufus M. Lane was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in June 1857, the son of Lucinda C. Mead and Francis M. Lane, a sign and ornamental painter. His father appears to have died by 1870, at which time Rufus (age 13) was living on the farm of Henry Rogers in Cornwall, Connecticut--perhaps a relative. Around 1882 Rufus married a woman named Hester and they eventually settled in Great Barrington, Massachusetts with their children Grace, Mortimer and Clara; Rufus was employed there as an artist and photographer. By 1894 he had established the Lane Brothers studio in Great Barrington, where he worked as a portrait photographer, perhaps until 1920 when he listed his occupation as a traveling photographer. He also collected minerals, as evidence by the label shown here.
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