The next set of photos is kind of a hodge-podge, but a couple present some potentially identifiable landmarks.
I’m kind of curious about the person in the background of this photo. I believe it to be a guy, but it looks like he’s wearing a long robe. I believe we’ll see more photos of the infant the woman is holding in future photos.
This is a funny photo — what a weird backdrop. Wouldn’t you think they would want to stand in front of the stag instead of behind it? It kind of reminds me of the plastic animals in front of a couple all-you-can-eat buffets in New England.
I despaired that the top of the monument isn’t visible in this photo. She’s sitting on a canon pointed at the camera, so I figured this is a Civil War monument. Knowing that at least some of the photos in the album were taken in Pennsylvania, I searched for “Pennsylvania war monument pillar” on Google Images and met with success! Our album’s star is seated in front of the Penn Common Civil War Memorial in York! In this image, you can see some of the writing that is barely visible over her right shoulder above.
I give up. This photo has not one, not two, but THREE codes written on it (see, one is hidden behind one of the photo corners, top right?). There’s only two people in this photo, so presumably there goes my theory about the codes potentially relating to certain photo subjects. Argh!
More fun photos in this next set. And one frustrating one.
The little girl front and center looks like a total badass with her headband and her arms crossed.
And here’s the album’s star with a parasol on a sunny day. If it’s as hot as I think it is, I can’t imagine having to wear those tights and shoes.
The girl in the middle of this photo almost looks glamorous!
And now for the frustrating photo:
Photo 60 (note that his chair is placed over a cellar door)
It’s not the image itself that’s frustrating. It’s what happened on the back:
Reverse of Photo 60: "Uncle H???y"
Argh! Can’t make out the first name of the uncle pictured due to the use of glue to attach this photo. The album owner tended to glue in the photos that were placed toward the center of the album, probably because when the pages were turned, those photos toward the center tended to pop out of the photo corners when the pages bent. This was one of those photos. Dangit.
Here’s some new scenery for the next couple of photos:
It took me a while to notice the woman in the window — interesting shot, huh?
These two are attached at the hip, aren’t they? Note they are both wearing the same pin. I’ve seen the star wearing it other photos in the album. They may just be locket pins, but I wonder if they have some other significance.
I’m really starting to wonder about the labeling system the album owner used on these photos. Why write the same thing twice on this photo? So bizarre…
Too bad this photo is so blurry. She looks happy and also like she’s saying something.
This subject looks a little miffed. I can only guess that she didn’t want her picture taken.
The next photos from the album show more fun times outdoors. Have you noticed that all of these photos have been taken outdoors? I guess flash photography wasn’t available (not affordably, at least), so they had to rely on natural light to take their photos.
I’m trying to decide if the above is some sort of game or if the photographer was just waiting for imminent disaster (kind of like with the hammock series…).
And, any idea what she’s holding?
Unfortunately, none of these photos have notes on the back.