FOUND FAMILY FOTOS
HERKIMER and MONTGOMERY COUNTIES NY
The identified family photos below were purchased by the site coordinator at various antique shops and flea markets around NY State this past fall and winter. If anyone here is your direct ancestor, you're a descendant of one of their siblings, or you have information to share about them below their photo, please contact the site coordinator.
This photo of infant Jessie Moyer was bought in a junk shop in Cayuga County. Part of a cache of family photos that were all taken in Little Falls, this was the only one identified. This is a small photo, a carte de visite, probably taken in the late 1860s or early 1870s. There's no Civil War period tax stamp on the back and no studio. It's possible that the surname is Myer.
This photo of Mabel Van der Veer is dated January 5, 1903. The studio is A. Lloyd, Amsterdam, NY. Found at a flea market in Manhattan. Click for a larger view.
This photo noted on back as Sarah Elizabeth Wilcox Van der Veer is dated December, 1901. The photo studio is A. Lloyd, Amsterdam, NY. Found with the photo of Mabel and no other photos with them. On the back, in the same handwriting as the name, it says "For Nancy" as well as "b. March 6, 1832" with no death date. Click on image for a larger view.
This photo shows 4 adult women, two little girls, a little boy dressed as a girl, and a baby. On the back it says "Grace Currie frt. row 1st on left dressed as a boy. Althea Currie (her mother) back row 3rd from left." Click on picture for a larger view. Found in a flea market in Manhattan.
This picture shows the immediate family of William J. Currie. On the back it says "Front row Wm. J. Currie, his mother Sarah MacGregor Currie, his daughter Grace Currie. Back row his wife Althea Van Deamon Currie, his sister Bess Currie, his sister Kate Currie, his brother John Currie. Click on photo for a larger view. Click here for a closer view of their faces. This photo was probably taken in the mid to late 1890s as Grace appears to be about 5 or 6 years old here. When I bought the two photos they came with a "Preliminary or Preacademic Certificate" signed by Principal W.H. Lynch of Amsterdam High School, issued to Grace for passing examinations taken in June 1904 allowing her to enter high school as a "First Year Academic Student."