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Amazing 19th-cent. photos of Ewert family - Illinois
Posted by: Cathleen Shiff (ID *****7042) Date: March 29, 2006 at 07:54:42
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While traveling through Ohio, I purchased two Ewert family studio card photos.

The first one shows ANN EWERT and her daughter LAURA. They are wearing clothes from the late 19th century, and the photo was taken at the Brown Brothers Studio in LeRoy, IL.
On the back are two notations:

1. "Aunt Ann and daughter Laura Ewert" in an adult hand.

2. "scarecrow" is written in a curvey scrawl. I suspect it was a juvenile commentary on the appearance of dear old Aunt Ann. Aunt Ann was quite thin and did not appear particularly happy.

The second studio card shows three of Ann's children; FRED, HARRY AND LAURA EWERT. They are young children, age approximately three to seven. This photo was taken at the Underwood & Sanderson Studio in Decatur, IL.

There are two notations on the back of this photo, also:

1. "Aunt Ann's children; Fred, Harry and Laura Ewert."

2. In another ink is written "Brother John."
And that handwriting continues with "The boys were good but Laura was scared." Hmmm. Sounds like something that a brother might write later.

I purchase old photos and try to reunite them with their family. I only ask that the descendant provide me with a little information about the person(s) in the photo and reimburse me the purchase price and postage. In this case, both photos cost $4.50 total, plus $3 postage. That would be $7.50. What a bargain in order to put faces to names in a family tree.


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