Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to share family history through old photographs.
This week’s Sepia Saturday photo of children in the dark inspired me to take another look at this old photo.
Once again, I am agonizing over the identities of distant relatives in New York. The little boy in the center is definitely John Jr. The two older boys in the shadows are not likely John’s brothers as they are not featured in any other photos in my collection. Whether they were cousins or neighbors is impossible to determine.
|"John Jr. and I 1920"|
John Jr.’s head-wrap is unusual. I wonder if he had some kind of surgery. Almost as strange is Lillie’s colonial mop cap. Does any of this help explain why they posed at a sign that seems to warn them of “Danger”?
From the number of photos of Lillie with John Jr. and his sister, it is apparent that she was close to John Jr.’s parents. But who were they? I only wish I knew who John SR. might have been. Then maybe I could sort out the families of the sisters of my great-grandmother Mary Theresa Sheehan Killeen Walsh.
So, like the prompt photo, I too am in the dark.
There are more stories and old photos at Sepia Saturday. Don’t YOU be left in the dark!
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