This is page 29 in the Nettie Parks Album.
A beautiful photo of two children. The child on the right is a boy, his hair is parted on the side. The baby could be either a girl or a boy. Someone made a very beautiful quilt, and included it in the photo.
H. H. Stich of Malvern Iowa was the photographer. The back of this cabinet card is almost a piece of artwork all by itself. The card has notched edges, they were popular from 1894 to 1900.
Thanks for stopping by, do come again:)
Update from Iggy:
Harry L. Summitt was born in October 2, 1887 to Gilbert and Luanna Summitt. His brothers and sisters were Alta (Jan 1890), Roy G (Mar 1892), Lena B (Jul 1893), and James M Summitt (May 1895).
I have placed the photos side by side for comparison…since Alta was born in 1890, and Harry in 1887. Todays photo could indeed be them. The little boys sure do look alike.
Photo Number 425
Update from Kaitlyn:
Found your great site through some web searches! I'm a descendant of Harry and Alta's half brother, James. Just wanted to add some more details for you and any readers :)
Harry and Alta were the children of Gilbert Henry Summitt and his first wife, Maude Rayburn. Gilbert remarried following the death of Maude, who died in childbirth. He married his housekeeper at the time, Luemma (Emma) Hancock, and had another three children: Roy, Lena and James. Gilbert and Luemma eventually divorced - and Luemma remarried Wilson Waugh later in life, while Gilbert remained unmarried until his death.
Hope those details help to add context a little bit! The two children pictured are Harry and Alta Jean.
I have an update on Photo Number 413, the photo of Josiah and Jane Reese. A relative by the name of Nancy sent me photos of the couple when they were older. Thanks Nancy!