The photo is of Sanders from New Britain. If you have any more information about the people in this photo, please let me know.
I recently stumbled across a new database which was put on line by Ancestry.com. This database is entitled Connecticut Military Census of 1917. This census asked some unique questions which provide insight into your ancestors.
Below are digital copies of both of my grandfather’s records.
I learned some interesting things about them.
My Grandpa Fox knew how to ride a horse, handle a team, had experience with a steam engine and was a good swimmer. He had also filed first papers for citizenship.
My Grandpa Sanders knew how to handle a team and was a good swimmer.
If you have Connecticut ancestors old enough to fight in WWI, then be sure to check out this new database on Ancestry.com.
Some of my relatives, great aunts and uncles were reported to being musicians and performers. in the late 1800s and early 1900s. There is some evidence to suggest this is the case
The photo below was one of many within a 19th century family photo album. The scene seems to suggest some type of performance.
Here a number of my great uncles pose with their instruments in hand.