Friday, November 25, 2016

Photo Friday :: Thanksgiving Night 1897

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!


labeled: "Taken Thanksgiven Night 1897"

At first I thought this was a random mystery photo, but upon closer inspection I do believe it is part of the Irons clan of Chicago. The woman on the right looks like Agnes Irons from other photos I have. I've seen the girls in other Irons family photos, too. As for the young men? Can't say for sure. Take a look here and see if you don't agree that this might be an Irons family photo.

At any rate, looks like a good time was had by all!

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