Young harpist in New Bedford

This cabinet card portrait was made at a studio in the port city of New Bedford, Massachusetts.  The studio belonged to a man named John O'Neil.  Google didn't turn up any information about Mr. O'Neil, so I looked at census records on Ancestry.  In the 1880 U.S. Census, I found a John E. O'Neil, age... Continue Reading →

Theodore and Eleanor Roosevelt

This postcard appears to contain Theodore Roosevelt in Rough Rider uniform, complete with sword, at far right with his niece, Eleanor, standing next to him.  I haven't been able to identify the others in the photo, despite looking at hundreds of Roosevelt family photos online.  Eleanor was born in 1884 and Theodore was inaugurated Vice... Continue Reading →

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