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Whitaker Mystery Ancestors

All the photos and tintypes came from the Whitaker photo album by Laura Francis Whitaker. Laura was born 2 Feb 1882 in Nebraska and died 1959 in Nevada.

  Hair nets were worn in the late 1860’s

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Clark and Elliot Photographers

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Clark & Elliot Photography, Lancon Illinois

There is something about this woman that draws me.  She looks beyond sad.  I see a story here.  What is she holding?  Anyone know?  Please leave your thought about this woman in the comment box below.

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 Nothing on back of photo

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 Nunamaker & Wallace Photographers, Ottuma, Iowa

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 Clark & Elliot Photography, Lancon Illinois

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The square Cabinet Card with red or gold rules, single and double lines dates this photo between 1866 – 1880.  Rick, what color are the lines?

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Tintypes (circa 1855)

Tintype.  Notice the mounting.

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  Tintypes were produced in various sizes

      Full plate 6 1/2″  x  8 1/2″

Half plate 4 1/2″  x  5 1/2″

1/4 plate  3 1/8″  x  4 1/8″

1/6 plate  1 1/2″  x  3 1/2″

1/9 plate  2″  x  2 1/2

Gem approximately  1/2″  x  1″

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It looks like this is an example of a possible identification.  Could this man be George P. ?   The stamp is a 2cent US Internal Revenue 1862-1871.  Could be valuable.  Look how it’s off centered.

 

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  1. 12/4/2013

    Rick, Who is your Mayflower ancestor? ancestors?
    Deanna

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    • 12/5/2013
      Rick Clark

      I have 2 ancestors in research so far. I am a descendant of Pilgrims Edward Doty and Francis Cooke.

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      • 12/5/2013

        Rick,
        I added your Pilgrim Ancestors to your first picture in the blog. The info could help in identifying your unknowns.
        Deanna

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  2. 12/5/2013
    Rick Clark

    RC 18 – border is faded but It looks black or gold.
    RC 2 – has a red frame
    RC 20 – This is definitely a photo and not a tintype. Mary is written on the back.

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  3. 12/5/2013
    Rick Clark

    Deanna you have done a beautiful job with my pictures. Thank you so much.

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  4. 01/11/2014
    Rick Clark

    I will tell my Yucaipa Genealogy Society about your site today. If they want to register. Should they use the same format Ygen. their name? Our speaker today is about old picture restoration. I would be perfect to tell them about mysteryancestors.com

    Thank you for all of your help.

    Rick

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    • 01/11/2014

      Rick,
      Ygen.then name sounds good. The more members, the better chance to get our pictures identified. Looking forward to hearing comments on photo restoration and identification.
      Deanna

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