Here we have a photo of Uncle Homer Alsworth. The handwriting you see here was one of three hands in the photo album.
Next is a newspaper clipping that I originally thought might be Uncle Homer a few years later as a priest. However on doing research for this post I realized it could possibly be a picture of Bishop Richard Phelan. It was in the album with the following clipping, a photo of another unnamed Bishop of the Pittsburg diocese. I did find that in 1904 Bishop Richard Phelan died and J.F Regis Canevin took his place.
The back of this clipping is dated 1904 and shows a procession of priests. Bishop Canevin was the first native son to have such an office in Pittsburg, so it does make sense to me that there would have been a procession of priests photographed for the newspaper. Both clippings were next to a colored clipping of the “old” St. Paul’s Cathedral in Pittsburg at the corner of Grand & Fifth Ave. I can’t remove that item from the album without destroying it, so it will remain where it is. Further back in the album were these two photos.
The fellow in the front, third from the left wiggled at the precise moment the camera shutter was closing and so he is terribly blurred. The two boys to his left have their hands folded for prayer while the four to his right have their hands folded in their laps. These of course must be alter boys. I do wonder if one of these boys is Edward L. Trunk or another family member.