Friday Faces from the Past

Here’s another before and after photo for Friday Faces from the Past.

This is the LeeRoy Harris Family.  The picture was taken before 1812, because Alice died in 1812.  Georgia was the youngest child and she was born in 1897.  I suppose she could be around 12.

Several folks in this picture will appear in an upcoming 52 Ancestors post.  For the time being, a few facts.

In the center are LeeRoy Harris and his 2nd wife Nancy Elizabeth Russell.

LeeRoy’s daughter Alice is standing in the middle back.  She is my great-grandmother.  She died when my grandmother, Racie, was 6 months old.  Front left we find William Christopher Harris, Alice’s husband and Racie’s father.

Interestingly, I didn’t notice the writing in the upper portion of the photo until I was repairing it.  I think it says May G.

LeeRoy Harris Family--Before

Before
Harris, LeeRoy and family
before 1912

LeeRoy Harris Family--After

After
Harris, Lee Roy and family
before 1912

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Friday Faces from the Past

  1. Neat pictures! I too have quite a few pictures from around this same time period where the family is all gathered on the porch for the shot. This makes me wonder if that was the common practice at the time, or if porches had some special significance (other than being a spot which could accommodate the whole family). Thanks for sharing!

    Like

    • Thanks! I’ve wondered the same. I lean towards common practice. I like to imagine a photographer traveling around to different houses, drumming up business for the poor country folk for whom it’s hard to get the family gathered together to travel to town.

      Thanks for dropping by.

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s