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, April 18, 2012
What a Shame Wednesday: Unknown Young Man, Chandler Star Gallery, Beverly, Ohio, 1880s
This is a true "What A Shame Wednesday" photograph. There is no identification on the subject at all, just a photographers imprint which reads, "Chandler Star Gallery, Main Street, Beverly, Ohio." I couldn't learn anything about this particular photographer. Even a census search came up dry.
I looked through the public pictures on Ancestry that were connected with Beverly, Ohio to see if I could find this exact photo. How desperate is that? I did find photos of one fellow named Will H. Clark, born 1872 in Beverly, who I thought could bear a resemblance to the young chap in this photograph. Unfortunately, after scanning photo after photo for resemblances, it doesn't take long until everyone looks related.