Very old family photo albums are such delights to find, but so maddening too! Usually people are not labeled in the photos, and seldom are dates or places noted- after all, the person who made the album already knew all that information that we now so desperately seek. So it is up to the family historian to try to decipher the clues found in these albums.
This album is chock-full of pictures of many different people, which was typical for the time, probably the very early 1900s. Happily, we recognized one of the person in the photos as Bess Dorothy (Green) Broida. Bess was born in 1891 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Abraham M. Green and Rose Brave. Bessie married Phillip Edwin Broida in 1910. On page 17, she may be the young girl in the oval portrait just to the bottom left of the center circle; we have positively identified her at an older age in other photos in the album. Using some detective work, we have been able to determine the names of a few of the others. (More on those folks in another post.)
Following are some photo album pages of people we would like to know more about. Please contact us if you can help identify any of these persons.
Notes, Sources, and References:
1) Green family photo album.
2) Family oral history.
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