Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

This could be the sister of yesterday’s solemn girl, but this one has a bit of a smirk on her face. I like to think that she was laughing at something her sister just did, like put bunny ears on the photographer after he settled under the black drape to frame the shot. Probably not, but still, it’s a fun thought.

Again the photographer is James, at 120 Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA. One of these days I will go back through all my posts and create a category for each photographer for other people searching old photos. Until then, I am just going to claim a lack of time.

5 thoughts on “A bit of a smirk

  1. IntenseGuy says:

    Just looking at lists of family names of people living in Iowa City, IA in 1895 or thereabouts, I notice a whole bunch of Walker’s. Perhaps revisiting Alexander James Walker’s family tree is in order.


  2. IntenseGuy says:

    Another family of – just curious “migration” is that of Robert Charles OPFELL – They moved to Iowa City, IA from Covert Township, Van Buren, Michigan – which happens to be very near Muskogee and Benton Harbor.


  3. IntenseGuy says:

    United States Census, 1860 for Cornelia Dobb
    Residence: Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa
    Ward: Iowa City Township
    Age: 78 years
    Estimated Birth Year: 1782
    Birthplace: England
    Gender: Female

    Things that make you go “Hmmmmm….”


  4. Mrs Marvel says:

    Iggy were you a detective in your previous life? Because you ask such good questions and trace every thread until you’d think it’s ended, but then you think of something else.


  5. The lady with the hat Miss Farmer could have been a friend of Cornelia’s…
    Yesterdays photo and this one are most certainly related..sisters or cousins:)


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