Sunday, October 10, 2010
Photo Number 337
This is what I am going to call “The Mystery of Aunt Fan.” I purchased eleven CdV’s or Cartes-de-viste that are all marked with names. Most of them are marked in the same hand..by the same person..we will never know who that person is, but we may learn something about the people in these images along the way. I have several of these mysteries to share..this one is the smallest collection of photographs. I have not had time to research these names ahead of time..so we will see how it all unfolds. I am thinking that this CdV is from the 1890’s.
This is Aunt Fan at Age 17, when I first read that..I thought she looks older than seventeen. She is beautiful. What do you suppose the Fan was short for.. Fannie? ..do you have any other ideas? Who was she..where did she live..will she give up any history..she captivated me..I hope she captivates you too!
Tomorrow an older Aunt Fan…and a last name! Thanks for stopping by, do come again:)
Update From Iggy!
Fannie Hannant was born in August of 1859 in Iowa. If she is truly 17 in this photo then this CdV can be dated at 1876.
Update December 12, 2010
This photo is now Full Circle Number 15