Friday, July 29, 2016

Photo Friday :: Cousins!

This series was birthed from the large old photo album I rediscovered in the back of my closet. Many of the photos are from my grandmother's side of the family. There are also unknown photos that came with the album. Story goes my dad, an avid garage saler, picked up a celluloid covered Victorian era photo album on one of his scavenges. It already contained photos of an (as yet) unidentified family. My parents put our own vintage family photos in the album alongside the mystery family's.  As children we marveled at the old fashioned clothing and settings, often wondering who these people were and what their lives were like. Of course, we thought that ALL the people in the photos were our relations! It wasn't until my mom passed the album on to me after my dad died that I learned of the mystery family residing alongside our own!

I plan to share these photos over time, sometimes they will be my family, and identifiable, others will be of the mystery family. Thanks to the world wide web, they may find their way home yet!


I had to do a bit of genealogy to figure out this group. These are the grandchildren of my 4th great Aunt. Or my 2nd cousins 3x removed! From left to right we have Margaret Dicken (1), Cecil Laura Martin (2), Bess Dicken (4), Mary Martin (6), Burt Dicken (11) and Ralph Jenkins (14). Their grandparents are A B Dickens and Esther Ashby Dickens. The photo was taken in Washington IA c.1896.

Poor Ralph! Look at that outfit! Ralph was an only child ......
Burt, on the other hand, looks like trouble.

Have a great weekend!

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