Wordless Wednesday is a daily prompt at Geneabloggers that asks family historians to create a post in which the main focus is a photograph or image.
While I have seen several pictures of my great-great grandfather James Franklin Jollett, I had never seen a picture of his first wife, my great-great grandmother Lucy Ann Shiflett. Or so I thought.
For years I assumed since she died young that there were none. But after studying how Teresa Wilson Rogers of Forgotten Faces and Long Ago Places dates photos, I’m convinced that I’ve been looking at my ancestor all along.
|1838 - 1930|
|1843 - 1884|
While the pink sleeves do not match, I think these tintypes go together. Both are wearing flowers, so I’m guessing these portraits were done to mark their wedding in November of 1859. However, in comparing these with similar pictures in pink sleeves on the Phototree.com website, I am not as confident since most of those were produced in the 1870s.