Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Last One in the Stack — For Now
Well, I took another look at the stack of photos from that expedition, half a year ago, to the antique shops of northern California's Gold Country. It appears there is only one photograph left to share. Once I introduce you to our last subjects, you'll see why I saved this one until the end: there isn't much of a hint to go by in determining just who these people are.
Once the photograph was scanned, however, some details popped out. Scanning photographs can help immensely, especially when dealing with a faint or sloppy hand; the ability to "blow up" a picture to take in minute details can be quite revealing. In this case, the photo had left me starved for any viable hints, and at least I could, with this assistance, glean a location to couple with the first names provided by the label on the reverse of the picture.
So here, once again, we'll start the process. Tomorrow, we'll see how far we can get in this guessing game. I'm afraid we won't make much progress. Still, one clue can build upon another, so here's hoping that chain reaction of discovery will yield us something to go by.
Meet our mystery couple for this week:
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A Canadian Photo!! It is from Guelph ! That is in Wellington County Ontario. My husband had relatives that lived in Guelph and also in Eramosa Township!ReplyDelete
You saw that detail! Yes! I am amazed at the Canadian connections to this gold rush town in California...first Quebec and now Ontario.Delete
The woman's outfit is another point I am curious about. Any ideas on the date for this style? Of course, once I discover the years of operation for the photographer, that may help narrow the date range down for us.
Wife had some fuzzy curly hair! And the two of them must have had light blue eyes. Husband’s eyes ave nearly faded off the page. As for dating the photo, I will guess 1880s or 90s.ReplyDelete
That photo certainly looks that old, doesn't it, Wendy?! Yes, the woman's hair did catch my eye. Don't know whether that is a hint to consider, or partially the result of a hair style of the era.Delete