|Eugene H Rogers- Sign painter by trade, fine art painter by avocation|
Eugene didn't make his living as a fine art painter, but there's no doubt from this photo what his hobby was. Aside from the paintings, I can look at his clothing, the chair, the brocade wallpaper and the bare wood floor and tell something about the studio where he worked. I can also date this from 1880-1890 based more or less on the things I see.
|Daisy Tapply Schaefer and her husband George|
|Clyde Merton Keene- grocer|
|Sidney Douglas Farrar|
|Violet Louise Baldry|
|Helen F Harrod practices what she teaches|
|Isaac Estill Harrod|
|Marie Tapply with Warren on her lap|
|Francis Braedreck Rogers family|
|Belinda Cooke aka Sr. Mary Columbia|
|Cooke home in Clooningan, Sligo, Ireland|
When we share our family histories with people who aren't passionate about genealogy, I think photos like these bring history alive- especially for the very young. I can think of a million questions a young person might ask when looking at these photos. What a teachable moment! And don't forget to document anything you might know or might have heard about the photos in the family album.
If this topic interests you, check out Maureen Taylor's website here.