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!
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
What a Shame Wednesday: The Bible of William and Hannah Morley, Bollington, Cheshire, England 1842
At one time this cover was still connected to Hannah and William Morley's family Bible. I wonder if there was a place to write births, marriages and deaths inside and if someone had taken the time to fill out those pages. For whatever reason, the cover, which was found at an antique store in Nanaimo, BC, has been separated from the body of the Bible.
It is inscribed, "Hannah and William Morley, Bollington, Cheshire, May 2nd, 1842."
Whoever wrote this, used their best calligraphy and even added a few flowers for decoration. Perhaps it was a marriage gift.