Do You Recognize Me?
For those following my Passed Time blog, In Their Own Words, you may have seen my recent addition about the Morrow Family of Smithton, Pennsylvania (Link). If so, you know that I found the five labeled Morrow family photographs in a box with about fifty unidentified photographs. The box was purchased in Dover, Delaware, where one of the Morrow family members lived. I am going to try to feed the unidentified photographs out on PT, in case there is a connection between the photographs. It would be a shame for that connection to be lost.
For those following my Passed Time blog, In Their Own Words, you know I am incredibly, painstakingly, slow. The little Nanuet autograph book has taken me over three months to post and I've barely grazed the surface. Please know this is not some devious, twisted scheme to drive readers crazy. Nor is it some ploy to ensure you have to come back regularly (even though honesty makes me admit to pleasure at the thought of you returning). Rather, my slowness can be attributed to, well, life. I will try my best to post them occassionally in the "Do You Recognize Me?" category.
The photos of "Pigtails to Beautiful" are not the first unidentified images from the "Morrow box" to make their way onto Passed Time. The Klapper cabinet card of the performing artist was also from this box. In fact, there are about six other Klapper (New York photographer) cabinet cards in the box which will be posted to PT. The subject in "Pigtails," however, is from a later period than the subjects in the Klapper cabinet cards.
These are the clues from the box that might help identify the subject of "Pigtails to Beautiful."* The first clue is the box was found in Dover, Delaware. The Morrow family photographs are also clues. Is she a descendant? Another prospective hint is a series of snapshots of a young family in about the 1940's. They include a picture of a man named "Don." One of the snapshots denotes Don at Rehoboth Beach in Delaware, and another of Don shows him in uniform. Does this woman fit with that family, perhaps? The last clue are the numbers on the one snapshot "1481" and "54." They do not mean anything to me, but perhaps someone else knows what they represent (a school picture, perhaps?).
Overall, the photos were haphazardly tossed into the box and stored. At first, I didn't even catch that these three photos belonged together. On my fifth pass through the box in an attempt to find order, it suddenly dawned on me that these three photos were of the same woman in various stages of life--from pigtails to beautiful. If anyone knows anything, please share. It would be a shame for these photos to remain anonynous. Best, Pat Earnest Dover, Delaware, 16 September 2015
*Pat, isn't she beautiful in pigtails? Absolutely. However, the one snapshot captured that lovely awkward stage most of us have endured and I didn't want to refer to her as "anonymous subject."
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