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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Photo Forensics: Can you identify where it was taken?

A Day in the Life: February 23rd

(Aged 14)
Wea.  Rainy                                  SUN. FEB. 23, 1896                      Ther. 34

Went over after grandma.
(Aged 16)
Wea.  Snowy                               WED. FEB. 23, 1898                      Ther. 34

Went to school.  In evening Pa + Ma went over to Chas Wigren’s to a surprise party and about 6 o’clock I went over to grandmas + Geo Waters to get a shoe fixed on Topsie.  Rec’d a letter from Frank Warn.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             THUR. FEB. 23, 1899                    Ther. 

Went to school it is awful muddy.  In eve pa draw up a lease for M. Bingham + P.H. Coeburg after they went Asa came he says the roads are awful.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                               FRI. FEB. 23, 1900                        Ther.

Drove my horse to school.  In eve took Bessie Traver up to Jamestown to a party.  Had a fine time.  Elmer Warn, Lydia Lawson, Gorden Taylor Jessie Herrick and Miss Limburg were there from the burg.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                               SAT. FEB. 23, 1901                     Ther.

Can you tell us where these folks are sledding? We think it's from the 1920s based on the type of negative.
Pa + Frank Kineston went to Jamestown on a horse trade.  I fixed the sleds.  Frankie had my team to draw the wood with.

(Aged 20)
Wea.                                              SUN.  FEB.  23, 1902                    Ther.

Stayed in house in A.M.  In P.M. went over to pa’s. Alice, Ma + the baby went up the hollow to church

(Aged 21)

Wea.                                              MON.  FEB.  23, 1903                   Ther.



Editor's Note: 
Diana has located the above scanned photo in her online database and is still looking for the original.  Based on her photographic knowledge she guesses it dates from the 1920s due to its finish and the border on the negative.  She thinks it may be in the Town of Poland thinking that the structure to the right is the School House.  However, it doesn't topographically make complete sense to our memories.   But then we've only ever known that stretch of road more populated.  Our other thought was that the water with the bridge was Cass Run.  We'd appreciate any help in identifying the true location.

Also, should anyone find a relative mentioned on this site and want to know if we might have any more information or if you have a photo/information you would like to share we'd love to know!  We are continuously surprised by what we find and who it matters to.  We have already found an Eccles cousin, a Warn cousin and and a step-great-Aunt!  We love the exchange so keep your posts coming.

1 comment:

  1. I believe that these are the students sledding during a break from school. Mable Cass would have been the teacher and I am thinking this is around 1925.