Thursday, February 11, 2010


As I scanned and examined more photographs last evening a small unidentified one took on new meaning when magnified. Several factors - dating “costume” which includes clothing & accessories, hair lines including facial hair, and comparing body and facial proportions, led to my looking at known data. There is a very strong possibility, in my opinion, that this is Joseph and Margaret (Grant) Delorey who married in 1867 at age 22, and whose family portrait (yesterday) showed the couple at age 47. Do you see what I see?

And here is Joseph in later life. It was taken in the early 192s, a few years prior to his demise. The beard has been abandoned for a more stylish mustache, but the elderly blacksmith still has a vigorous stance.