A while back I told you that I had acquired several photo albums just waiting to be explored. Today we will start looking at what I call the Mearns Family Album, so titled because there are many Mearns family members named and photographed. Iggy, you will be in heaven I’m sure! :-)
First up in the album is a very nice photograph of Bert Chugston (updated, Clugston) and his dog. We always hear that studio portraits of dogs or people and their dogs are relatively rare because of the difficulty of capturing the dog before it moves. This is an excellent photograph made by Jos. Essig out of Leeswell Indiana. The photo is dated February 20, 1890.
UPDATE: Iggy has identified this as Herbert B. Clugston of LARWILL, Indiana. He was born in Nov 1876 to David B. and Margaret A. Clugston.