It was an okay week for my photo analysis project. This week I looked at nine photos I scanned previously. Three of them I clearly identified; six others I’m not certain of.
Three of the photos I was able to determine who they were, and I uploaded the images to the memory section of the individual profiles on Family Search.
- Luetta Katie Bridges – (1893-1974) – 9V68-B3K
- Katie Farrington Starrett (1863-1948) – KZ23-XZB
- Nellie A. Weymouth – (1867-____) – L24G-D8W
Uncertain Photo Identification
I was not able to determine who the other six were.
- “Frances Sarah Bragdon” Born March 9, 1904, Rec’d Sept 17″ was photographed at Marshall Studio, Westbrook, Me. There was a female Bragdon child born April 1, 1904, in Westbrook, Me. Daughter of Ernest J. and Jennie F (Smith) Bragdon. I suspect this is that child and the birthdate on the photo is incorrect.
- “Mr. and Mrs. Hansen – English People” was photographed at Davies Studio in Rockland, Me. Sadly no first names.
- “Bruce Levett – Leavett” was photographed at Hanson Photography, 12 Monument Square, Portland, ME. The back indicates both spellings. On an outer cover sheet, it says “R. B. Leavitt | Portland Me” From that, I’m fairly convinced this is probably Robert Bruce Leavitt who was born 3 September 1874 and died 7 August 1949.
- “Eugene Moulton 21-Oct. – 1900” was quite perplexing. The photo was taken at Crockett Photography in Rockland, Me. This is probably Henry Eugene Moulton, born 3 May 1880, but I can’t be sure. There are several other Eugene Moultons of that time/period.
- “Edward Rand Thurman – Feb 12, 1899 – Feb 12, 1900.” I have searched at length and have been unsuccessful in determining who the child was. The child was photographed at H. M. Smith at 478 Congress Street, Portland, Me. If, as the back of the photo suggests, the child died on his 1st birthday, that is really sad and might explain why there are no other records of his life.
- “Jennie Young” was photographed at Gendron, 13 Tremont Row, Boston. From the dress and photo type, it looks to be from the 1880s or 1890s. There are so many Jennie Youngs in Maine and Massachusetts, it is impossible to determine which one this is.
These photos, in 1200 pixel width, have been posted to Dead Fred.
If you are related to these families and can help identify them, I’d love to hear from you. Likewise, if you are related to the three individuals in the first group, I’d love to learn if you had seen these photos before.