Monday, November 18, 2013

1889 portrait: William James Blish and family of New Hampshire

The caption (written in pencil and cursive) on the back of this photo states:

East Alstead New Hampshire
Drewsville Road 1889
William James Blish and family

If the photo was indeed taken in 1889, then there's an excellent chance that the old woman in the center holding that toddler was born in the late 1700s, which is pretty mind-blowing. (And that toddler, meanwhile, could have conceivably lived until 1980 and seen the Phillies win their first World Series.)

What are you favorite details from this vintage photograph?

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