Is this your grandma? On the back, below the photographer’s imprint, it reads “This is your grandma.” I wonder who she is.
This CDV was done by photographer “C. W. Tallman” at 80 & 82 Main Street in Batavia, New York. I suspect “C. W.” is Charles, who in 1880 was living in Batavia and listed as a photographer in the census.1
1. 1880 U.S. census, population schedule, Batavia, Genessee County, New York, enumeration district (ED) 4, p. 3 (written), 398 (stamped), dwelling 26, family 27, Charles Tallman; digital images, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : accessed 20 August 2012); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T9, roll 835.