These photographs came to me in a box originally marked “Richardson”. Unfortunately, none of the photographs are labeled. I do strongly suspect the men are from my Richardson family of Pittsylvania County, VA. There is a certain family “look” I have come to recognize in Richardson family photos. However, there is the distinct possibility [...]
In my collection of family history papers and letters, envelopes like the one below is not unusual.
Postmarked 31 Jul 1913 and subsequently 1 Aug 1913, the envelope is addressed to Mrs. Daniel T [Hattie] Richardson from F W Townes.
Turning the envelope over I found this on the back:
One of Hattie’s young children [...]
I have been reading back through the Richardson family letters I have in my collection. Every time I read these letters, I learn something new. I make a new connection about the relationship between people. I learn what they did for fun. I learn about teenage fashions in the 1910′s.
Mostly I learn that my [...]
My southern Virginian ancestors were predominantly farmers. (My grandfather Crafton Talbott was the first generation to leave the family farm.) I found this picture of men harvesting hay among a forgotten stack of unknown photographs this week. It is mounted on an piece of 8″ x 10″ thick brown paper stock. The back is [...]