Monday, August 22, 2011

Family History Photo Monday: Anton and Rosina Lallatin at "Home"

I have box full of old photos that we found at Grandpa Lloyd's storage shed in 2010.  There are at least 25 of these photos (all in fancy little folders) of people no one can identify (even Grandpa Lloyd couldn't).  None of them are labeled.  It is the most frustrating mystery ever.  I don't want to throw them away because they are someone's ancestors.  I guess I just wanted to let you all know that you need to label your old photos today.  And the photo I'm sharing was a bit of a mystery for a while, too.  I had one labeled photo of Anton and Rosina Lallatin - their wedding photo.  From that I was able to figure out other photos of them when they were old.  After staring at this photo long enough (it's tiny) I decided this is Anton and Rosina Lallatin (and the Woman in the Yellow Hat?) in front of their home.
The quality is terrible, I know.  I cropped in the tears so you could see what I was working with.  The Lallatins were living in Logan, Utah, according to the 1900 census, with a widow named Elizabeth Wikland (from Sweden - maybe the cousin they came to live with?) and their daughter Florence and son Joseph.  On that same census Anton's occupation is listed as "Weaver."  In 1900 Anton would have been 57 years old.  I used to think that "01" cut off on the left was part of a year, but now I'm not so sure. 

Anton is on the side of the house and Rosina is right in front of the door holding the hands of a couple of grandkids.  The woman holding a baby is probably one of their children.  Just in case you don't have time to click on the links to see the connection between Anton and Rosina Lallatin and me, they are my Grandma Carol Furniss's grandparents on her mother, Helena's, side.  And the Woman in the Yellow Hat is Curious George's first care taker.  :)

1 comment:

Bump and Erin said...

I love the woman in the yellow hat! It's perfect!