Along with the photographs of the beach trip found in the papers of Agnes Tully Stevens, there was one more picture. Unlike the others we’ve seen over the past several days, this one does not include the type of background you would expect for beach scenery. And although the outfits worn by those mystery people in the Wrightsville Beach series were extraordinarily formal—at least by today’s standards—for beach attire and summer vacation garb, the outfits do not look much different than those featured in today’s photograph.
Although I suppose there is the possibility of a story line of someone taking a photo at the start of the trip—the Tully family was, after all, living in much-chillier Chicago—this picture might have nothing whatsoever to do with the oceanside holiday we’ve been considering. However, it was included along with the others from that 1911 excursion. I consider it a fitting close to the series of unknown faces.
Whether the extended family—that mystery family for whom I’ve found no clues—was linked to Agnes’ sister’s McGonagle family, or to possible Flanagan relatives of Agnes' mother, Catherine Malloy Tully, I don’t know yet. But I can hope—as long as Google keeps searching and as long as Blogspot keeps hosting blogs—that these pictures will continue to be accessible for someone to stumble upon.
Someone, perhaps, who does know.