Contributed by Dan Mangan, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
This photograph shows the family of John and Ann Whelan, Irish immigrants, in Perry, New York, taken in the late 1880s. My grandmother, Mary Adeline Whelan Mangan, is a young teenager here, and is seated first row right. All the men were coopers, making barrels for, among others, the whiskey and salt industries in western New York State.
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Contributed by Monte Engel, Devils Lake, North Dakota
The attached photo is of my mother (right), Dolores (Stenso) Engel and her sister Shirley (Stenso) Sibley. They were about seven and five years of age in 1935 when this was taken in Drake, North Dakota. The dresses, stockings, and shoes were sent to them from San Francisco by an aunt. The outfits were only worn for this picture.