Another Bragdon photo, plus Everett Cunningham

Photo Friday
By Don Taylor

It is a good week for my Photo Identification Project. I identified two individuals; however, I couldn’t identify one other photo.

Philip Osgood Bragdon – Everett Cunningham – (FNU) Chadbourne

Philip Osgood Bragdon

The back of the photo says, “Philip Osgood Bragdon | Westbrook High School | Class of 1929.”  The photo is by “The Albert Studio, 463 Congress St. Portland, ME.”

I’ve run into a Philip Osgood Bragdon photo before[i]. I had a photo of him as a young child (about 6 or 7). This time, the photo is his Westbrook High School class of 1929 photo.

This individual is in Family Search as ID: LYRK-RDZ.

Everett Cunningham

The back of this photo says, “Everett Cunningham.” The photo front indicates it was photographed by “Crockett [Studio], Rockland, ME.”

There was an Everett Maynard Cunningham who was born in Warren, Knox County, Maine in 1874. He lived there during the 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1940 censuses. Warren is about seven miles (10 by road) from Rockland, so having his photo taken there makes sense.  Also, he appears to be in his 20s or 30s in the photo.

A review found that Everett Maynard Cunningham was the only Everett Cunningham in Knox County during that period. There was an Everett C. Cunningham of Patten, Penobscot County born in 1900. Patten is over 150 miles from Rockland and the photo appears to be from the early 1900s, so it is unlikely Everett C. Cunningham is this photo subject.

So, I’m confident this photo is of Everett Maynard Cunningham, born 26 January 1874, the son of William F. and Helen (Millay) Cunningham of Warren, Knox County, Maine.

This individual is in Family Search as ID: 9VZV-377.


The back of this photo says, “Chadbourne.” The photo front indicates it was photographed by “F. C. Philpot, Sanford, ME.”

This cabinet card image appears to be from the 1880 to 1990 period and the subject appears to be in her 20s or 30s. As such, this could be Jennie Littlefield Chadbourne who married Elbert Russell in 1906 and who married George Hurd. Alternately this could be Jennie’s sister, Gertrude Bertha Chadbourne who married William Russell in 1906.

There were several young Chadbourne women in York County during that time as well as many Chadbourne men whose wives could be this “Chadbourne.”

As such, I don’t believe I can determine which of the several “Chadbourne” women this is an image of. If someone has a similar photo of this woman that we can compare, I would love to hear from you.


[i] Internet: Don Taylor Genealogy “Three More Bragdons” accessed 14 Aug 2020.

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