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Unknown Faces and Places
Part I

View View Part II and Unknown Shelkey Faces

 

Many old photos in our archive are unidentified. Do any of the images look familiar?  Can you help identify these unknown faces and places, otherwise lost to history? Let us know your thoughts or even your suspicions.

 

        

       

The images above are from family albums of sisters Letitia (Harbaugh) Stoner of Illinois (left) and Martha Jane (Harbaugh) Laughery of Delaware (right) -- who were the daughters of David and Mary Magdalene (Whipkey) Harbaugh of near Scullton, Somerset County, PA. All were taken at Ward Studio in Connellsville, PA, and all but one are mounted on unusually pink cardboard backing. Are they of Harbaughs? Or possibly of the Whipkey or Cramer families?

   
From the collection of the family of Nellie (Brown) Jones of Kansas and Texas
      
From the collection of the family of Nellie (Brown) Jones of Kansas and Texas

Scene near an H.C. Frick Coke Company works in  Connellsville, PA, from a Fike family album

Railroad crew -- who, what, where? -- from a Fike album
Looks like a flood disaster -- but where? From a Fike family album
  
Photographs from the collection of Percy Minerd of Uniontown, PA
 
Photographs from the collection of Percy Minerd of Uniontown, PA
From the collection of Percy Minerd of Uniontown, PA

Tintypes of relatives of James "William" and Lillie (Fordyce) Minerd,  on either his or her side of the family. Can you help?

Tintype of relatives of James "William" and Lillie (Fordyce) Minerd,  on either his or her side of the family.

 

Images thought to show relatives of  James "William" and Lillie (Fordyce) Minerd,  on either his or her side of the family.

Undated image from the collection of a grandson of  the late James "William" and Lillie (Fordyce) Minerd of Smithfield, Fayette County, PA, and later Warren, Trumbull County, OH. We suspect  this house may have been in or around Smithfield, but this is pure conjecture.

Undated image from the collection of the late Joseph H. and Flora (Minerd) Mills Sr. of Dunbar, Fayette County, PA

Undated image from the collection  of the late Joseph H. and Flora (Minerd) Mills Sr. of Dunbar, Fayette County, PA

   

Ambrotypes -- photographs on glass,  backed by a dark surface, popular in the 1850s. From  the collection of the late Charles and Keziah (Stimmel)  McKnight of Dawson, Fayette County, PA

 

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