Wow, I’m absolutely thrilled with all the photos that have been submitted, with more coming in every day. Since we can only fit a couple pictures in the Ancestry Weekly Journal each week, I thought it would be cool to start a photo corner on the blog, where we can add them more often. Here’s one I received today, with a request for help. It presents a good opportunity to don that detective hat and help try to pin down a date for this photograph. Here’s the message I received:
Can anyone help me date this photograph by photo quality, clothing, etc.? I found it in my father’s possessions after both he and my mother died. My great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather both owned fiddles, according to estate records, and I’m not sure which ancestor it is. The first died in 1897, the other in 1850.