Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Young Boy from Paducah



This photograph of a small boy holding what appears to be a toy rifle was found in a box of unknown photos from Paducah.

There is an embossed area on the mat that is probably the photographers name, but it can't be read.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Graves County Family



This photo of an unidentified young family with a curly haired toddler came from a box of Graves County pictures. It appears to date from around the 1890's.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Man from Ladonia, Texas




This cabinet card is by photgrapher John R. Keasler whose studio was located on West Main St. in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas. The photo of this unknown man was found in a box of Graves County, Kentucky pictures. This unusual card probably dates to around 1890.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Francis M. Darnall & Friends




One of the young men in this photo has been identified as Francis Marion Darnall, but the other four young men and five ladies are unknown. The photographer's name on the cabinet card appears to be "Fleming".

A Francis Marion Darnall, born in 1850, was a resident of Marshall County, Kentucky. In 1868 he married America Catherine Humphries who is presumably also included in the photo. It is impossible to see the ladies' clothing and hairstyles to help date the photo. If this is Francis Marion Darnall of Marshall County, the photo was probably taken during the 1880's.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Very Young Ladies with Hats




This photo of two very young ladies in hats was taken by the Paschal Studio in Paducah. Another photo found online taken by Paschal Studio which used the same background was dated to 1918. This photo may date to around that time or somewhat earlier. Information found online indicates that Albert D. Paschal had a studio in Paducah from at least 1906 into the 1920's.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Young Men from Marshall County




This photo of four young men was found in a group of unknown pictures from Marshall County. There is nothing to indicate whether they are relatives, friends or possibly co-workers.

Monday, November 26, 2012

A Young Lady from Paducah




This photograph of a young woman was taken by the photographer J. M. Merrill who was located at 134 North 3rd Street in Paducah. The photo was probably taken during the 1880's before the drastic changes in dress and hair styles which occurred in the 1890's.