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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • ABOUT PARIS, 1895

When men were men & moose were dead

When men were men & moose were dead

Taken by my grandfather John Wedmark in Duluth, Minnesota, about 1910.

Howard Gunn Butcher, 1912

Howard Gunn Butcher, 1912

Howard Gunn Butcher was my paternal great-grandfather. On his knee is my father, Joseph H. Manning (right), and Helen DeWiggins (left), my father's first cousin. The photo was taken in Kansas. Mr. Butcher was born in Indiana in 1855, and died in Iowa in 1915.

Mystery Photo of a Class

Mystery Photo of a Class

Found this photo at a tag sale and bought and scanned it. It appears to be very early 1900s.

Great-Grandmother M. 1907-1926

Great-Grandmother M. 1907-1926

Died giving birth to Grandfather C. (my paternal grandfather).

I really wanted to share this photo even though it's not large enough. People who have seen it really like it.

Great-Great Grandmother F.

Great-Great Grandmother F.

My paternal grandmother's maternal grandmother. Sometime in the 1800s. I was born in 1980.

Great-Great-Great Grandmother K.

Great-Great-Great Grandmother K.

My paternal grandmother's mother's mother's mother. This would be sometime in the 1800s. I was born in 1980. This doesn't meet the size requirement, but I really wanted to submit it because of how old it is.

Great-Great Grandfather W. "T"

Great-Great Grandfather W. "T"

My paternal grandmother's paternal grandfather. I don't know what year this was, but I was born in 1980 [that might give some perspective]. It was definitely pre-1900.

 
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