From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Old Photo at the Library

Life in Christian County, Kentucky...



Kentucky Girls
"Kentucky Girls" circa 1889
Top to bottom:
Ella Laub
Willie Bell Harrison
Gusta Harrison
Jennie Ballard
Lizzie Overshiner
Mary Griffith (right)
Davie Hooser (left)
Mattie Overshiner



Some kind person has donated or loaned this old photo to the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library where it is an interesting and appropriate addition to the geneaology research area. A plaque below the framed photo lists the names of the girls. It seems likely that they were once residents of Hopkinsville, but I am only guessing about that. The ladder in the photo is an interesting prop that adds structure.

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