Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Another round of pruning family photos, Part 2

On the heels of yesterday's post, here's another batch of family photographs that are on the way out the door soon, their "crimes" being either that there are no indentifications or that they feature relatives from too far outside the main family tree. Because it's just too stressful to keep everything, like my great-grandmother, grandmother and mother did for so many decades.

Today's theme — and I didn't plan it this way — seems to be "sour looks." The secondary theme is "children with chairs."

1. Sophie (or Sophia) Pusey, who was some level of cousin. This photograph was taken at T.E. Sexton in Wilmington, Delaware.

2. Edith Pusey, another cousin. Presumably the sister of Sophie/Sophia. The chair and flooring are the same as the first photo. Neither of the Pusey sisters look thrilled.

3. Unknown. But that's a dashing little cloak he's wearing. (Is it a bolero?)

4. This woman was named Sila, if I'm reading the handwriting correctly. She lived in Philadelphia and was a friend of my great-grandmother, Greta Miriam Chandler Adams (1894-1988).

5. Possibly William Reybold of the Philadelphia area, if I'm deciphering the scrawl on the back correctly. The year 1879 is written, and the photograph was taken by A.K.P. Trask of 1210 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia. According to the website Cabinet Card Photographers, Albion K.P. Trask lived from 1831 to 1900 and began work as a photographer around 1863. That's a nifty middle parting on Reybold's beard, by the way.

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