Monday, November 16, 2009

Photo Number Twenty - Six

This is a photo that came my way by South Dakota.   It was taken in Sterling, ILL at Brown Studio.  EC Brown was the Photographer and he was a businessman in Sterling from 1888 to ?   I know he was in business in Sterling in 1896 and 1897 because he shows up in a list of businessman for those years.
Anyway, look at these kids..possibly brother and sister..I love his slicked down hair.. and isn't she just as cute as she can be with little ribbons in her hair.   I will date this photo at 1897..what do you think?
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*** Update: I found these names on the back of the photo Angela and Leo Franklin

Update from Iggy:
Leo Franklin (Sept 1896 in Harmon, Lee, Illinois) was the son of William and Marietta Franklin. Leo's sister Marietta Angelia was named for her mother's mother according to the 1900 US census.

The mother is Find A Grave Memorial# 62388720

Leo is Find A Grave Memorial# 105954197

Angela married a William Prince and I think she lived in Dallas Texas.

6 comments:

  1. They looked like they even had a bath and are all cleaned up for the photo. It is sad that they are unknown but we can just appreciate them anyway. I had family in South Dakota for a while but they came south for a wetter climate.

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  2. They have a strong likeness, like siblings. His hair-do makes me giggle and she is adorable.

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  3. I go with brother & sister. Same eyes nose and chin. I love her overly frilly apron. :-)

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  4. I am familiar with Sterling Illinois. It is a little burg my brother lived in once. The kids are really cute all dressed up and posing for this photo. I bet it took all the patience they had to stand still for it.

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  5. I love her ruffled pinafore, too.
    Children photos of the past are my favorite ones!

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  6. Leo Franklin (Sep 1896 in Harmon, Lee, Illinois) was the son of William and Marietta Franklin. Leo's sister Marietta Angelia was named for her mother's mother according to the 1900 US census.

    The mother is Find A Grave Memorial# 62388720

    Leo is Find A Grave Memorial# 105954197

    Angela married a William Prince and I think she lived in Dallas Texas.

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