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I purchased a group of images over the weekend at an event called Trade Days at Tannihill Ironworks Historical State Park in McCalla, Alabama. This photo was among them. I do not know where it was taken but some of the other images in the group indicate that they are of the Taylor family. One of the photos was dated 1906 and was signed Walter Taylor, Elmira NY. Another photo said it was from Okla. View full size.