|James and Mary Carpenter family|
back row: James Buchanan - James - Effie - Claude - Marion
front row: Iva - Ralph - Ream - Mary Adeline Parker
This is the other Carpenter picture I found - the entire Carpenter family taken when Ream was just a young child.
I'm impressed with the number of family pictures I have found in this adventure. I know that money was not always abundant in our ancestral families, but somehow they found a way to dress the entire family in their "Sunday best" and sit for a formal photograph from time to time. And when I think about what cameras were like during that time period - slow to shoot and leaving little room for error - I'm even more impressed!
Mary, the mother of this family, died in 1916 only about 12 - 13 years after this picture was taken. How fortunate to have this in our history.
When did you last gather your family for a picture taking session? Don't wait any longer!