(1854 - 1929)
Robert B. Hansford was active/lived in Kansas, Illinois. Robert Hansford is known for portrait painting, photography, hand-colored lantern slide artist.
Biography Robert Hansford
The following information was submitted by Mike Wonder. The source is THE KANSAS HISTORICAL QUARTERLY, Volume XXIX Winter, 1968 Number 4
"A Tear-Jerking Illustrated Song of 1897,
The Letter Edged in Black by JOHN W. RIPLEY
WHEN Robert B. Hansford was recounting his activities as a professional photographer to a reporter representing one of those spasmodic but ever-optimistic booster publications, Kansas City, Kansas Past and Present Progress ir Prosperity (about 1908), he failed to mention his brief but notable career as a producer of song slides. Perhaps Hansford was unaware of the fact that a series of hand-colored slides he made in 1897 as illustrations for a prime tear-jerker, The Letter Edged in Blac
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