Monday, January 25, 2010

Orphan Photo #41

Orphan 0041

What’s unfortunate with the photograph is that there is no identifying information.  But what’s neat about it is the fact that there is a photograph of a woman in the background. Could it be his wife”  Perhaps a daughter?

The imprint reads: " “W.P. Hockart, Richland, Iowa.”


Monday, January 18, 2010

Orphan Photo #40

Orphan 0040

Aren’t these little boys adorable?  Unfortunately there is no identifying information for them.  The imprint reads” F. B. Strathmann, Mascoutah, Ill.”

As luck would have it, I did find an F B Strathman (wife Ida) in Mascoutah, St. Clair, Illinois in the 1900 census listed as a photographer born in August 1867.  A look back at the 1880 census indicates he may be Frank Strathmann, son of Eliz.  I find Frank B Strathmann and his wife Ida in Seneca, Nemaha, Kansas in 1910, still a photographer.  He and Ida remained in Seneca, Kansas until at least 1930.  Given that information, and his age, it is likely this photograph was taken between 1885 and 1910.


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Break Out the Bubbly, WWTTS Turns One Today!

I started this blog one year ago today.  Even though the blog had some down time during September through November, I still managed to post roughly 50 photographs.  I was fortunate to have reunited one photo with family, and have others in the works.  Here’s to another year.  Cheers!

Photo obtained from http://www.flickr.com/photos/seeks2dream/ under Creative Commons.


Monday, January 11, 2010

Orphan Photo #39

Orphan 0039

There is no identifying information for this young gentleman.  The photograph is cut to an oval and mounted on a board measuring 5-7/8” x 8-7/8”.  The imprint reads: “Kahn’s Studio, Farmington, Mo.”


Monday, January 4, 2010

Orphan Photo #38

Orphan 0038

Who is this lovely man?  The back reads:

Yours Truly
Carlton E Taylor

Orphan 0038-B

Is this a photo of Carlton?  Perhaps.

This photograph is cut to an oval and mounted on a 1/16” thick board measuring 6-3/4” x 9-3/4”.  The imprint reads, “ C. E. Smith Rock Island, Ill.”

There is a Carleton G Taylor living in Rock Island in the 1900 census.  According to the census, the parents are Eleazer G T and Victoria A C Taylor, and Carleton was born in September 1874.  If this is Carlton, it’s likely that this photo was taken several years later, as he would have been about 26 in 1900, and this gentleman is certainly not 26 in this photo.

Care to weigh in?  Is he your ancestor?


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