I’m always looking for images of people taken in the 1880s. When I come across an interesting photo like this, I try to track down whatever information might be out there.
This time I came up with nothing at all. By the width of the lapels I can be pretty sure that it wasn’t taken in the 1880s, but that’s all I can say with any certainty. If you have any ideas, please speak up.
Rosina, you may try the Dead Fred’s Genealogy Photo Archive page on Facebook. There are probably others, but that is the only one I know about. It’s a page dedicated to unknown or rescued photos that attempts to help identify and find family.
Do you have any info on this photo (something scribbled on the back hopefully?)
Just a suggestion.
They don’t provide an image of the back, which is unfortunate. But thanks for the suggestion, I’ll follow up on it.
I’d suggest submitting it to Maureen Taylor, who writes for Family Tree Magazine as “The Photo Detective.” She uses clues in photos to date and sometimes identify them, and really knows her stuff. Here is a link about submitting photos to her: http://blog.familytreemagazine.com/photodetectiveblog/2008/06/01/HowToSubmitYourMysteryPhotoToThePhotoDetective.aspx
Good idea. I’ll try that. Thank you.