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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Weekly Mystery Photo

Theoretically, I am trying to post at least one of these a week. Let's see at last count, at one a week, it will take more than 20 years to post them all, assuming I don't get more in the mean time. I can't say who took this picture but it is in with the negatives from my Great-grandmother Margaret Godfrey Jarvis Overson and was likely taken by her or her father, Charles Jarvis. If you click on the photo you can see an enlarged version with more detail. Any guesses?


  1. Someone on Facebook thought this looked like the Udalls, and it does resemble a picture of Ida Hunt Udall with her boys, but about a decade later.

    When would the picture have been taken? It looks kind of like 1890s or turn of the century. Could it be as late as 1910?

  2. Its hard to tell since there is nothing on the negative, it might also be a photograph of an earlier photograph given the quality of the negative and the lack of contrast.