This photo of two lovely women has a bit of a mystery about it. We do not know the names of these two women, or their relationship. If I had to guess I would say they are mother and daughter. This photo was taken about 1885, by Conley Brothers in Celina, Ohio. The high collars and curled front hair give us a clue to the time period.
The most interesting part is what is written on back – ‘Found in brother Cum’s pocket after his death.’ How interesting that this gentleman would have this photo with him, and possibly carried it with him for a good number of years. What was his relationship to the women in the photo? Since the author did not write who these women are, I take it they did not know. Is one a long lost love? Could the daughter be his child? I know, I’m letting my imagination run wild. But it does raise questions!