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I wasn’t sure if this was actually indicative of anything or not, but I made note of it.
Turns out, this pose help in identifying this photograph.
Notice the narrower skirt of the 1880’s worn by the woman.
The bodice extends below the waist and the skirt has a draped overskirt.
That same oral history also made vague references over the years that Winnie’s husband Baker Carr was the black sheep of the family. While the oral history did not prove anything, understanding the family dynamics led me to focus on Haley family members as the best approach.
After all, if Winnie did not like her in-laws, would she have had a special photograph of her in-laws?
His clean-cut hair parted on the side is consistent with the late 1870’s and early 1880’s. The way a person or group of individuals was positioned in a photograph can provide clues to the date a photograph was taken.
Just as fashions changed over time, popular poses changed over time, too.
Knowing the photo was in with Winnie’s other family photographs (and there were many! Oral history stated great-grandmother Winnie Haley Carr did not particularly like her Carr in-laws.
When you start researching genealogy and your family history, old family photographs seem to find their way to you. A distant relative heard you “do genealogy” and sends you old family photos in the mail. Ask yourself, “Why is THAT photograph in [Susie’s] possession?
You find photos of your ancestors online or in a family tree online. ”Knowing where a photograph originated or how it came to you or the current owner provides valuable clues in the process of identification.
This old family photograph is a cabinet card from the late 1870’s to 1880’s.
Cabinet cards were popular from the 1860’s-1890’s with its popularity peaking in the 1880’s.