I've got a married couple in two portrait photos inside a folding case measuring 7.25 x 9.25 inches that was taken in approximately 1940. On the back outside lower right corner is this logo:

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Is George B. Sperry of Toledo, Ohio the photographer or the manufacturer of the case?

I'd like to know whether the photos were likely taken in Toledo or not.

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George B. Sperry apparently owned the studio where the picture was taken. However, this could have been any one of several studios in Toledo.

According to Ohio Photographers: 1839-1900 by Diane VanSkiver Gagel, George B. Sperry owned several studios in Toledo:

When he came to Toledo, he was associated with the Fillmore studio on Summit Street, and later purchased the business. He was also associated with C. L. Lewis at one time. In 1893, Sperry took over the studio of Arthur & Philbrick at 319 Summit, and employed four assistants. He also had studios in East Toledo and other locations, and operated a studio at 900 Adams Street during the 1890s.

George B. Sperry of Toledo Click to enlarge

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