I reunite identified family photos that I find in antique shops and second hand stores with genealogists and family historians. If you see one of your ancestors here and would like to obtain the original, feel free to contact me. Donations of pre-1920 photographs are also most welcome. I hope you enjoy your visit!
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The Fattest Tie Knot Ever: George H. Sibbalds, Greece City, PA, ca 1870-80s
This photograph is inscribed on the reverse: George H. Sibbalds, Greece City, Butler Co, Pennsylvania. Judging by the style of the carte de visite, I would date this sometime in the 1870-1880s. It has all the appearances of an earlier card: no imprint on reverse or photographer's imprint. It's very difficult to date without an imprint or other identifying info and men's fashions are hard to pinpoint.
The 1910 US Census provides us with one George H. Sibbalds, born PA in 1857. He is living in Columbus, Ohio with wife, Levis and sons Edwin B. Sibbalds, 26 and Edwin's wife, Ewa, 20.
I haven't been able to find George in earlier censuses, even though the 1910 census claims that he was born in PA. It's probably an issue with the surname, but so far the search variations I've used haven't proved fruitful. Suggestions, anyone?