Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Photo Number 997

Earlier this summer blog reader Craig shipped me a box of photos.  Most of them have names.
We will begin with this early Cabinet Card.
Lethea Dickerson  early Cabinet Card Craig
Lethea Dickerson  early Cabinet Card Craig back
Aunt Lethea Dickerson
Craig made a connection with the family of this photo so I am mailing it off today to Dana in Texas.  I have requested that she share some info about Lethea.

This is an early cabinet card on thinner paper.  Most likely from around 1875.  The size of the head is sometimes a clue..this one measures 1.5 inches which dates it from 1866 to 1875.  The green card  was used from 1873 to 1910.  And yes the card is different colors on both sides (1880 to 1890).  Her hair is pulled back typical of the 1880’s and her ears show.  Her dress may have dropped shoulders..and a high neck bodice (1869 to 1876).

This is the information Craig had.

Letitia Elizabeth Dickerson
Birth 9 Dec 1841 in Bedford, Bedford, Tennessee, United States
Death 04 Oct 1927 in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas

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Update from Iggy:
She married a farmer in between 1860 and 1880. He was a Confederate soldier. Letitia Elizabeth Dickerson was left a young(ish) widow on Oct. 18, 1899 when her husband died of a heart attack while plowing a field. 

The website I found that last comment's info on, states "Born Leticia Dickerson, she was disowned by her family when she decided to marry a Confederate soldier. She was left one dollar in her family will, according to family stories."

This photo went Full Circle 60 on September 26 2012

6 comments:

  1. Very interesting. She lived a long life.

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  2. It's always such a thrill to me to find the story behind the picture. Then I start wondering what her daily life was like during those years. Such a wonderful mystery.

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  3. Interesting. She married a farmer in between 1860 and 1880. He was a Confederate soldier. Letitia Elizabeth Dickerson was left a young(ish) widow on Oct. 18, 1899 when her husband died of a heart attack while plowing a field.

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  4. P.s., the website I found that last comment's info on, states "Born Leticia Dickerson, she was disowned by her family when she decided to marry a Confederate soldier. She was left one dollar in her family will, according to family stories."

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  5. Tennessee? Oh, yay, now you're moving closer to my home turf. I always dream of logging on here and staring at a photo of a long lost relative...

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