Saturday, March 28, 2015

Photo Number 1862

This is a Cabinet Card from Craig’s Collection.

Grandma Hibbard Craigs

AM Rothschild and Co. were the photographers in Chicago.

Grandma Hibbard Craigs back

I will guess this was taken about 1890 and she looks to be 60 years old +

Too bad Grandma didn’t have a first name.


Fellow Blogger and Old Photo Collector Who Were They has some info on AM Rothschild.

A.M. Rothschild was a Department Store in Chicago and it opened in 1881.  AM Rothschild would commit suicide  according to the July 29 1902 NY Times.

Thanks for stopping by


  1. I found too many Hibbards at Find a Grave, without a first name it is almost impossible.

  2. Too bad no first name. I imagine finding just the right Hibbard in a place like Chicago would be near impossible. And, of course, that excludes the possibility that she was just in town for a visit...

  3. I've found at least three possibles living in Chicago in 1880 with no way of telling which (if any) of them is the one in the photo. :(

  4. I found a person that may match--I am including a photo of a younger person, found through a google search, though I originally saw the photo at ancestry. I did leave a message for someone who has this person in their tree, to see if they think it could be a match. What do you think?

  5. Yes I think they could be the same person or sisters. I hope we hear from someone:)

  6. I heard from a person who had Julia Merrill Hibbard in his tree, but he is related to the Hibbards, but not necessarily Julia Hibbard, who I believe this could be. He also thought it a strong possibility that it was the ame person in both pics, Julia Hibbard. I did track down information on some of her other relatives, sent a couple messages via ancestry, and hope to hear back from someone at some point. The wait is on.


Hi, Thanks for the comments, your input on these old photos is appreciated! English only please! All comments will be moderated! Connie