This cabinet card appears to portray Katie Earl.
After nearly two years, this real photo postcard has been reunited with family! To see the back of the postcard and the original post, click here.
This first photograph is Joseph and Louise Waldvogel. It was taken in Antigo, Langlade, Wisconsin, presumably when the couple married, about 1898.1
The photographer is Frank H. Prosser, who by age 17 was already in the profession in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.2 He is found living in Antigo in 1895,3 and in Hutchins, Shawano County, by 1900.4
These two photo appear to have been taken about the same time. I suppose they could be related, but we have no idea who they are.
The imprint on thee cabinet cards reads: A.R. Fowler, Meadville PA.
The photographer is probably Albert Fowler, found in both the 1900 and 1910 censuses as a photographer living in Meadville, Pennsylvania. Albert was born about 1858 and his wife was named Flora.
Update 01/28/12 – These photos are likely Edward Collins and one of his daughters, Julia, Alice, or Margaret, and have both been reunited with family. See the “Comments” for more information.
This is a photo of Mary Lydia Webster. Mary was born on 11 June 1904 at Cambridge, Guernsey, Ohio to Willis Vance Webster and Emma Stanton.1 Mary died at the age of 98 on 2 June 2003 at Columbus, Franklin, Ohio.2 She was a school teacher retiring after 44 years of service.3
Over a year ago, I posted this 16 x 20 portrait of Irvine and Anna Rebecca (Wertz) Bennett. While I did find living descendants, nobody wanted to claim the portrait. A few days ago, another researcher, who is working on this Bennett line and revising a book on the family, found the original blog post through a Google search and contacted me.
This is a photograph of William A Lynch, who was a prominent Canton, Ohio resident during the 19th century. His is a interesting story, along with several relatives, prominent in their own right. Among these relatives are teachers, lawyers, doctors, journalists, a cancer researcher, and a Pulitzer Prize winner.
What an adorable baby girl! Before we get into the research, here’s the transcribed version of the back of the postcard: