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!
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Super Sleuth Saturday: Alice and Marion Rogers, Lawrence, MA, 1887
What's the mystery, you ask? You have names and ages: "Alice M. Rogers, Age 12 and Marion L. Rogers, Age 10." You have a photographer's imprint: W.H. Allen, Lawrence, Mass. You have provenance: Photo was found with photographs belonging to Mary. E. Harrison. And you have a date the photo was taken: 1887.
Well, the mystery is that I can't seem to find these girls in the census for Massachusetts. Were they just visiting Lawrence? How are they connected to Mary E. Harrison? I have one possible lead, and I am curious if you will end up there, too.
Don't you just love their dresses?