Family Stories



Ritchey and I have just returned from a relaxing trip to the beach!  Blogs were posted daily, but few photos were posted on Kentucky Kindred Facebook!  Sometimes EVERYTHING has to take a back seat!  Even genealogy!

But I was not totally negligent – we visited several antique stores and bought over 100 old photos – about half the 2 1/2 and 4 inch carte de visite photos, taken between approximately 1860 and 1879.  The others were cabinet card photos, 4 1/4 X 6 1/2 inches, generally taken between the early 1870’s to almost 1900.  And I did find three tintypes.


The two cabinet cards I will share with you today have no names listed on back, but since they are both taken by J. M. Hosking in Mount Morris, Illinois, and the girls have similar dresses and flowers, I feel they are sisters.  What do you think?


Was this a special occasion?  Or was it just a trip to the photographer?  Perhaps one of you will know – or at least recognize these lovely young ladies!

Any thoughts?

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