Thursday, July 1, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday ~ Photographs

My favorite part of family history is the photographs (or I should just say I'm addicted to photos in general) but I love putting a face to a name. One of the reasons I became interested in blogging family history in the first place was my aquiring my grandparents photo album. My grandfather recently turned 90 and in honor of that we decided to have a special birthday party in which I put togeher a scrapbook of pictures for him, begining in his childhood. When my mother brought me the photo albums I had no idea what delightful surprises awaited me. One of the first photos in the album was the one below, in which there are 3 generations of my family, begining with my Great-Great-Grandma, Emma Ellen Ward, then her mother, Ann Bunting Ward, and finally Ann's mother, Ann Slater Bunting. So I was blessed with a picture of my 4th Great Grandmother, taken in 1869 at their cabin in Kaysville, UT. Does it get much better than that to a person fascinated with history and family I ask? I think I already know your answer...


  1. What a lovely genealogy blog. Welcome to the genealogy blog-o-sphere!

    --Joan Miller

  2. This is an absolutely stunning photograph to have in your album. Quality-wise, it has to be one of the best that I think I've ever seen come out of an album, in fact. The focus is perfect, and I don't think anyone would have been too critical of a photographer that early catching some movement among the smaller barefoot children. Every detail is there: house walls, the grass growing on the sod roof (and the individual planks underneath it), the spinning wheel, the patterns on the women's dresses, the dog sleeping in the sun, the pestle & mortar, Samaul Ashton's jacket hanging on a peg ... I could go on.

    What an amazing start to your blog. Good luck for the future, and I look forward to seeing many more fascinating images.

    Regards, Brett

  3. Welcome to the Geneabloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

    Dr. Bill ;-)
    Author of "Back to the Homeplace"
    and "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"

  4. Great, great picture.
    Welcome to the geneabloggers family!