Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wordless Wednesday: Face in the Crease

Wordless Wednesday is a daily prompt at Geneabloggers that asks family historians to create a post in which the main focus is a photograph or image.

The old photo album passed along to me from my grandaunt Helen Killeen Parker contains the only clues I have to learn about my Irish ancestors. Today I spied this tiny chip of a photo in the crease of the album, barely visible when I turned the pages. It is not even one inch square.

Photo of either Mary Theresa Sheehan Killeen Walsh or Bridget Gorman Sheehan https://jollettetc.blogspot.com


Is this Mary Theresa Sheehan Killeen Walsh, my great-grandmother? Is it possible that it is HER mother, Bridget Gorman Sheehan? Is there enough here to guess at a date?

Wendy
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5 comments:

  1. And the mystery continues.

    Betty

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    1. Hmm. It surely appears to be writing, but it's an odd angle compared to how most signatures typically appear on a photo. I kept enlarging the photo to try to read it, but nothing came clear. Then I looked again at the original itty bitty chip, and it's just a wrinkle. Shucks -

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  3. The (what looks like) high maybe lace collar and the style at the top of those sleeves were popular in the 1880s.

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