Archive for November, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday – Alfred Banks

Posted by Jim Sanders on Tuesday, 20 November, 2012

Alfred Banks Tombstone Died May 8, 1852

This tombstone is from the Village Cemetery in Newtown, Connecticut. My ancestor Alfred Banks died on May 8, 1852 at the age of 28 in Great Barrington, MA. He left two young boys, Edwin and Edward. Edwin and Edward were twins of Alfred Banks and Jane Ann Shepard. In 1860, the family was living with their grandparents Orrin Shepard in Newtown. The twins would later join the civil war when they were 17 years old.

Follow Friday – Family Photo Reunion

Posted by Jim Sanders on Friday, 16 November, 2012

Do you like looking at old photoos? Do you like hearing about an old photo being reunited with an ancestor? If you said yes to either question, then the Family Photo Reunion is one blog your going to like visiting. The blog posts a new partially identified photo every couple days or so. The photos are identified with a first and/or a last name and sometimes a location. Trying to identify whose ancestor it is, is a lot easier than with just a completely unknown photo.

The photos are date from the early 1860s up until around 1920 or so. There are carte-de-visite, cabinet cards and post card photos. One recent photo I like in particular is “Girl in a Pretty Dress and Bow, Mildred Leopold, Savannah, Georgia, Circa 1904-1914″. It was posted on Monday, November 12, 2012.

Stop by the blog and browse through the old photos, perhaps your ancestor’s photo is waiting for it to be found.

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Thankful Thursday – Sanders Fryher Photo Album – part 5

Posted by Jim Sanders on Thursday, 15 November, 2012

Many of my readers of this blog know about the 19th century photo album I acquired. I am very thankful for the woman who rescued my family’s photo album, found me and sent me the family heirloom.

Many of these photos have been posted on Wordless Wednesday or in other blog posts. Here are the fifthten photos in order from the album. If you can provide any insight into these photos I would love to hear about it. Perhaps you can estimate the year one of the photos was taken or the age of an individial(s) or even perhaps what event was taken place.

This is an unusual size. The time period of this photo appears to be a lot later than a lot of the photos from the album.
Sanders - Fryher Photo - one woman

This is another tin type photo. It is from prior to 1900.
Sanders - Fryher Photo - Tin Type Photo - Patrick Fryher-Fraher - Sarah Hayes - before 1900

This is another tin type photo. It is from prior to 1900.
Sanders - Fryher Photo - carte-de-visite - unknown woman before 1900

This is another tin type photo. It is from prior to 1900.
Sanders - Fryher Photo - tin type - prior to 1900

This is another tin type photo. It is from prior to 1900.
Sanders - Fryher Photo - tin type - prior to 1900

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What can you do with all your old tin type family photos. Make a family history photo album.

This is another tin type photo. It is from prior to 1900.
Sanders - Fryher Photo - tin type - two young children - prior to 1900

This is another tin type photo. It is from prior to 1900.
Sanders - Fryher Photo - tin type - prior to 1900

This is another tin type photo. It is from prior to 1900.
Sanders - Fryher Photo -  tin type - prior to 1900

This is another tin type photo. It is from prior to 1900.
Sanders - Fryher Photo - religious card

This is another tin type photo. It is from prior to 1900.
Sanders - Fryher Photo - business card

Wordless Wednesday = Sanders – Fryher Photo Album – 45

Posted by Jim Sanders on Wednesday, 14 November, 2012

This photo comes from a 19th century Sanders & Fryher Photo album. If you can identify the date, age of the individual or who the person is, please post a remark about it.

This is a tin type photo.
Sanders - Fryher Photo Genealogy - New Britain, Connecticut - image 45

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