Theophilus Phillips (1760-1840)
m. 1789
Margaret Disborough (1767-1864
           John VanderVeer (1765-1839)
m. 1791
Catherine Conover (1771-1850)
Lawrence Serviss (1780-1886)
m. 1813
Mary Bigham (1791-1870)
Henry D. Phillips, Sr
m.Janet Cornell Feaster
         John VanderVeer
mElizabeth Serviss
Henry Disborough Phillips, jr. (1842-1912) married Mary Conover VanderVeer (1842-1874)
on June 10, 1863

The parents of Elizabeth Phillips

The VanderVeer house outside Amsterdam


"Mary Vanderveer Phillips - my mother's mother. Died whem my mother was 2 years old." From a glass plate photograph measuring approximately 1" by 1.375". The note was probably written by by Elizabeth Hollister Marshall, daughter of EPH.

The picture on the left is a scan of the original. The one on the right is one that I enhanced with photoshop. I have this in a high resolution form should anyone want to print it for framing.

The photo below is of the original glass plate, removed from the frame and digitally enhanced to remove flaws and to restore color.

In this photograph, black laquer was applied directly to the back of the glass plate to convert it from a negative image to a positive image.There are numerous minute flaws caused by aging which I am attempting to clean up digitally - I will not mess around with the original.

John Vanderveer, Father of Mary Conover Vanderveer, Grandfather of Elizabeth Phillips.

Probably a picture of John 2nd (b: 1807) Vanderveer's 3 children - Catharine A. Vanderveer b: 1835 - daughter of John and his 1st wife Mary Conover, Mary Conover Vanderveer b: 1842, Lauren Vanderveer b: 1856.
Mary and Lauren were the children of of John and his 2nd wife Elizabeth Serviss.

From a glass plate picture approximately 2.5" X 3", ca. 1857.

This photograph is a "wet plate" or "glass plate", most likely they process known as "ambrotype." A "direct image" photograph in which a collodion of silver salts was appled to a glass plate which then functioned as the negative. The process was developed around 1848 and was popular from around mid-1850's to the mid-1860's.

The glass plate was the negative, which was then devloped. I assume that tinting was then added on to the negative, which was then placed in the case with a black-enameled piece of glass behind it to make the negative appear as a positive photograph.
This photograph is also stored in a high resolution should anyone want to print it for framing.