Friday, May 31, 2013

Degarrotype photo

Degarrotype photo, circa 1860

One of my pioneers had this taken and brought
it across the plains. I found it in the garage
hiding in an old
trunk full of photos. I think it may be my
third great grandfather William W. Meguire
from Pennsylvania who settled in
Plain City, Utah.

Linking to Friday's My Town Shoot Out

8 comments:

Peggy Jones said...

Vintage for sure.
QMM

Paulette said...

Another family treasure, lucky you.

Anne said...

You are so lucky to have these photos Ruth. I would love to know what my great grandparents (and great great etc) looked like. Do I take after anyone in particular is one question that I ask myself?

NanaDiana said...

Great old picture. I finally got a new computer so I can visit again. Have a wonderful weekend- xo Diana

Cranberry Morning said...

Ruth, that is wonderful! I know I had once seen a huge oval photograph of my GGG grandfather who fought in the Civil War, but no idea as to where it ended up.

Pauline said...

A treasure, for sure. That's something truly vintage to keep for future generations to share.

Rebecca said...

THAT is SO special!

GingerV said...

Oh to have a trunk found in the garage. with such a treasure. Maybe we have to get close to 'vintage' age to really appreciate a photo from the Civil War Era. needs to be put behind glass and preserved along with the name you think it represents. a real family treasure - worth more than all our diamond rings.

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