Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

I am not certain how this photograph fits into the Dobb Long Book as the photographer – Norman May & Co Ltd was located in Cheltenham, England. This young woman is as lovely as yesterday’s image. She has a look of purity with a touch of humor around her mouth. I could imagine her breaking into a smile very easily. I found one other reference to this photographer that is dated circa 1902 and I’d agree with that time frame for this photo as well.

This is the best I can do for St. Patrick’s Day – have a good one!

5 thoughts on “International lovely

  1. IntenseGuy says:

    Happy Saint Patricks Day!

    Cheltenham, England… Umm… my heads trying to figure out what is going on here..

    Just one theory – there seem to be two main Dob/Dobb/Dobbs family roots – one is centered in the Netherlands and bordering Germany and the other in England. If this girl is visiting the ancestors – this could mean a one or more of a few things:

    1) I’m looking at the wrong Dobb tree, looking at the ones from the Netherlands.

    2) Nina’s folks might of come from England

    3) This person is not *that* closely related to Nina.

    In any event, I’m sure she is smirking at my feeble attempts to determine who she was…

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  2. tattered and Lost says:

    This one is so beautiful because she looks so natural. And yet the crossed arms give a standoffish look. She’s open to suggestions, but will make up her own mind.

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  3. Auntie Kat says:

    Just to throw this out there… what if she isn’t related at all but maybe a god-daughter or the daughter of an extremely close friend. I know I put my friends and close family member in my albums. The fact that this one is from England would make it that much more special.

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  4. She is a looker..and I see she has an “attitude” too..good for her..women needed to be really strong back then. I agree with Kat, not all people in an album are related..there are close friends and neighbors too:)

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  5. I also have a photo taken by Norman May and I presume it was taken in the late 1800’s if you give me an e-mail address I can mail it to you… I am from SA

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