Monday, August 31, 2009

Orphan Photo #31

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Orphan 043-B 

This is a cabinet card of Benjamin Franklin Way.  The back of the card provides a wealth of information, including his birth and death dates.  It even includes three generations of descendants!  I am in the process of locating family members to pass this photograph onto.  I’ll let you know if I am able to connect with any of them.

UPDATE – On October 5th, this cabinet card was reunited with family!


Monday, August 24, 2009

Orphan Photo #30

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This photograph is of Euphemia Kyner.  It was taken in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania by the photographer, Bishop.  On the back of the photograph it also states “Alexander Kyner’s sister.”  With that being the case, I suspect that this is the Euphemia I found in the 1850 U.S. census for Southampton, Pennsylvania, daughter of George and Mary (?), sister of Alexander.  She was listed as age 22 in the census.  Also noted on the back of the card is that she was single.  Since cabinet cards didn’t come into play until the mid 1860s, and based on her age, I would suspect this was take about the mid to late 1860s.  I am unable to find her beyond the 1850 census, so I suspect that she was married shortly after the photo was taken, or she perhaps died.

I am currently working on finding some living relatives in the hopes of handing this photograph over to family.  Wish me luck!


1850 U.S. Federal Census, Southampton, Franklin, Pennsylvania; Roll  M432_782; Page: 352; Image: 198.


Monday, August 17, 2009

Orphan Photo #29

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This lovely baby is Florence Roger (or Rogers).  The photograph was taken circa 1890 by William V. Alford in Conneautville, Pennsylvania.

Unfortunately, a quick search on Ancestry didn’t yield any results on Florence or William.  May have to dig a little harder sometime in the future.


Monday, August 10, 2009

Orphan Photo #28

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I just love photographs of little ones.  Unfortunately, there is no identifying information other than “2 years 4 months” written on the back.  Why, oh why, couldn’t they have included a name?

At any rate, the photographer is H. L. Bundy, of Hartford, presumably Connecticut.  I did find a Horace L Bundy listed as an artist located in Hartford, Connecticut, in the 1900 U.S. census.  I would imagine that they are one in the same.


1900 U.S. Federal Census, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut; Roll  T623_137 Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 163.


Monday, August 3, 2009

Orphan Photo #27

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This handsome gentleman was photographed by Harless in Albion, Indiana.  Unfortunately, there is no identifying information for him.

I was however, able to locate a John A Harkless of Albion in the 1900 U.S. census, listed as a photographer.  I imagine this is the same photographer.


1900 U.S. Federal Census, Albion, Noble, Indiana; Roll  T623_395 Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 81.


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