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    Re: Found Photographs

    Nice find!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thad Gerheim View Post
    My neighbor found this photo on the floor of an old homestead that he bought last month. It looks to me to be a collodion print maybe from the early 1900s. I think their calvary. Does anyone have any ideas about the photo? There's an insanely amount of horses tied to both sides of a high line.
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    Help!

    In my quest to identify any old photographed subject that offers a clue or two, I have come across this tintype:


    On the back, written on what is left of the tattered paper:


    I have made some glaring mistakes in the past, going with my initial opinion on the name(s), so I don't want to influence the view of anyone who cares to examine this and offer an opinion. I would appreciate any help. My hope is to waste many hours on the genealogy sites looking for these two names linked up, either marriage, census, or death records. Since I don't have a last name, my search will likely be futile, but I can't resist.
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    Uncle Elisha and Aunt Meek

    Elisha Meek, Sr.
    Birthdate: 1765
    Birthplace: Greene County, Pennsylvania, United States
    Death: October 20, 1843 (77-78)
    Morris, Greene, Pennsylvania, United States
    Immediate Family:
    Husband of Mary Meek
    Father of Nancy Zuck; Elizabeth W. Fee; John Meek, Sr.; Delilah Iams; Elisha Meek, Jr. and 5 others

    Elisha Meek Jr.
    BIRTH 17 Jun 1802
    Greene County, Pennsylvania, USA
    DEATH 21 Jun 1884 (aged 82)
    Amity, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
    BURIAL
    Amity Presbyterian Cemetery
    Amity, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
    He is a bit old perhaps he has a son Elisha III

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    Thanks Mr. Cowan, that looks like a very good conclusion. Since I don't write in cursive and haven't since elementary school, I often find it difficult, especially on some of these very old photographs, to decipher. I was confident in all but the Uncle's name, and "Elisha" had not entered my mind yet.

    BTW, you never lived in southern California did you?
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    No I am up here in Canada, 5th generation from Ireland.
    I to like to learn all about old photographs; I fact I wrote the book on it
    www.eleventyoneportraits.com
    It is very satisfying to comeup with an identification. And yes cursive writing is hard; especially given different countries write in different languages and in different styles. It has been my experience that once you see it you cannot unsee it. On one daguerreotype I had to learn a bit of Danish to understand the inscription
    Something to pass the time.

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    Nice book too!

    I am another 71 year old they could not force into cursive and stay within the lines...

    I can't read any of it

    I double space type so I can read it

    quickly

    Quote Originally Posted by cowanw View Post
    No I am up here in Canada, 5th generation from Ireland.
    I to like to learn all about old photographs; I fact I wrote the book on it
    www.eleventyoneportraits.com
    It is very satisfying to comeup with an identification. And yes cursive writing is hard; especially given different countries write in different languages and in different styles. It has been my experience that once you see it you cannot unsee it. On one daguerreotype I had to learn a bit of Danish to understand the inscription
    Something to pass the time.
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    Re: Found Photographs

    I need help with another old photo - this one looks like a publicity still, to my eyes. I can't even begin to make out the signature - looks like some initials and a last name.





    Any ideas would be appreciated.
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    Re: Found Photographs

    T T Doone ?

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    Possibly P.T. Doone?

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    Possibly Richard T. Dooner, a collegue of Elias Goldensky. Circa 1920- a really nice portrait.

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