Photo Corner, 16 June 2008

Ella Ann (Houston) Kraher, b. 1870Contributed by Maggie Baker
This is a photograph of Ella Ann (Houston) Kraher, b. 1870. She was the great-granddaughter of Robert Armstrong Houston, the first Sheriff of Knox County, Tennessee. The photo was taken by her husband, Philip Kraher, in his Studio on in St.James, Missouri, around 1905.

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Clara Louise GrondContributed by Sharon Mullane
This is my grandmother, , dressed as a gypsy, ca. 1920 in Newark, New Jersey. She was born to German immigrant parents in Westchester, New York, in 1899.

4 thoughts on “Photo Corner, 16 June 2008

  1. I would like to know if Ella Ann (Houston)Kraher is related to
    General Sam Houston.

    Marilyn

  2. Was there some popular thing at the time to dress like gypsies? I have photographs of my grandmother taken about the same time (1920) in St. Louis, she also was in gypsy garb. Seeing this photo today makes me question why the outfit?!

  3. I wonder if there was some event or person that made gypsies popular around 1920. I have beads and a skirt that my grandmother wore as her”gypsy girl” to family gatherings or bithday parties in Utah. I think she used to make up funny stories and tell peoples fortunes and give treats to small children. Might be fun the research that time period.

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