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# Monday, May 05, 2014
Texas Photo Mysteries
Posted by Diane

This past weekend I was the featured speaker for the Austin Genealogical Society. There were a lot of folks in the audience who weren't familiar with this Photo Detective blog. The big question was: Have I written about any Texas photo mysteries?  

The answer is yes! Two. I did a quick search using the search box at the bottom of the left hand column on the blog.  

Three Women  Man on Fallen Treeedit.jpg

Back in March, I wrote about Jane Bonney's search for the identity of the women in the photo above, in Stories in the Family Album. Could Bonney's grandmother Grace Wickline be the woman on the far left?



The mystery of this Texas twosome is still unsolved. Are they Confederate Guerillas?  The story was so intriguing that it was the focus of several columns.

Two Texas Mysteries
 
Texas Mystery Puzzle—No News

Texas Trouble: Readers Respond
 
Texas Twosome Revisited 

Love the shirts worn by these two men! 

Now that the attendees in Texas asked about photo mysteries in their state, I'm curious about mysteries from other states. I think it's time for a state by state directory. Stay tuned!

I'll be at the National Genealogical Society conference this week. Please stop by booth 521 and say hello.


Solve your family photo mysteries with these books by Maureen A. Taylor:

  • Family Photo Detective: Learn How to Find Genealogy Clues in Old Photos and Solve Family Photo Mysteries
  • Fashionable Folks: Bonnets and Hats 1840-1900
  • Preserving Your Family Photographs
  • Fashionable Folks: Hairstyles 1840-1900
  • Finding the Civil War in Your Family Album

  • men | unusual clothing
    Monday, May 05, 2014 7:26:58 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #  Comments [2]
    Thursday, May 08, 2014 12:15:00 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
    The pictures of the two men remind me of a scene from the Clint Eastwood movie "The Outlaw Josey Wales". The young man in the movie has been shot, shows Eastwood his ornate linsey-woolsey shirt, and tells about how his father embroidered his shirt for him. I know this is fiction but is an interesting tie-in.
    Grace
    Saturday, May 31, 2014 8:42:09 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
    Now your family history goes where you do. A fun, simple way to discover and share your family history, the family tree template app is the latest, and possibly greatest, tool for exploring and sharing your full family Tree story.
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