Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Wordless Wednesday~~Pennsylvania lady sitting in chair

I discovered the above image after I purchased a very old, dusty and stained photo album from within a box, located in an old barn style antique shop. The dealer had no interest in the images, only for their monetery value.

On the back of this image is a logo: "Buttorff's Photographic-art Gallery-York, PA. Nearly all of the old images that were in this album have a professional service who took the image." All were from PA.

Take a short moment and gaze into this lady's eyes and ask yourself what could her life been like, while she was growing up.

If you know the young lady in the image above, send me a note.

Thanks for stopping by, come again soon.

GySgt., U.S Marine Corps, Ret.


Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Wouldn't it be neat if someone would actually recognize her and contact you! WOW! Thanks for sharing!

Keep those ancestor stories coming!

Bill ;-)
Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"

Jack Robinson Resurrection Mission said...

HellO Bill,

Thanks for your comment. I have roughly thirty of these types of "instant" family images, from the original photo album.

I will, as you ask, continue to post these, and other images, for people to review when they visit my site(s).

I wish you well in 2010 and please come back once in awhile.

Anonymous said...

What an interesting tale this lady would have for us today. I compared her to the pic of my lady in Allegheny Co, and they are not the same one.

However, I did located a George W Buttorff who was a photographer in the 1862 timeframe. I suspect he is the photographer and I suspect this gentle lady to have been born in the 1790-1810 time frame.

I researched more on my lady and was able to come up with a probability match. The original post was and the follow up post was

Thanks for commenting on my blog and I will certainly continue to visit yours.

A S Eldredge

Jack Robinson, GySgt., U.S. Marine Corps, ret. said...

Hi A.S,

I knew the image of my young lady was old but, I did not think if was pre-Civil War. In the very old, torn and dusty photo album, are an additional thirty or more of similar images.

Thanks for you nice comments and insight. I will post additional images as time goes by.

Best wishes and may you have many adventures in 2010.


Melody T. said...

I also have a photo done by Buttorff-here's a link about his business that I found.

Jack Robinson said...

Melody T. ...

Thank you for your link. I have reposted your post of the link's address to make it easier for other viewers.

Maybe someone from the genealogy location you mention could identify the people in the images.

Best wishes,