G.W. Wise, Janesville, Wisconsin
"Geo.W Wise, Janesville, Wis...award of merit to Geo. W Wise for Cabinet Photographs Exhibited at 8th Annual Convention Chicago 1887..." (Back of antique photo)
Same 'award' given for the nineth annual convention held in Minneapolis in 1888.
George W. Wise was born in December 1849 in England and immigrated to the US in 1862. In the 1870 & 1880 US Census' he was noted as a painter working in a paint shop. He had a wife Cora, and a son named Morgan. ... show more