Gallia County pictures

These pictures are from an album which belonged to my grandmother's sister and her family lived in Gallia County for many generations back. The pages were sent to me by my mother's cousin who has recently passed away. He had them for years and did not know anything about the content or people in the pictures. Unfortunately there are no names on the back and only a few names or writing on the borders of the pictures. My hope is to have any of the people in the pictures identified so that I can reunite the original photos with a family member.

I am also adding photos from my grandmother's album and some loose ones in a a box that belonged to her. A few are named. What a treasure to find these pictures...a part of history.

And then I am including a few pictures which I can identify and had belonged to my grandmother. Those pictures will have names.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

A rather stern look

I would love to know who this woman is.  Such interesting pictures.  I wonder if the style of hat might give a clue as to the date?

Bicycle ride

How old are the boy and girl?

Bare back

I guess saddles were not always necessary?

Adorable photo

I am not sure how long horse and buggy transportation was used in Gallia County.  Any thoughts?

Group picture

I think this was taken in Gallia County as the porch looks like some of the other pictures.  Who are these people?

An interesting pose

I do not know if this picture was taken in Gallia County.  But an interesting picture!

Two men

These two pictures are literally glued to the photo album page and I cannot see if there is any writing on the back side.

A very old home

This looks like a home where people worked very hard to make a living.  I wonder who the little boy is?

Out for a Sunday drive?

What kind of car is this...look at those wheels!  I do not know the identity of either the driver or passenger.

School boy

I am sure this boy is headed to school with his "lunch pail."  But, who is he?

The Fisherman

Who is this fisherman?

Mrs. Norman

Ella Rees Norman (1868 - 1941),  wife of William Norman.

Workers at the Deaf School

Gladys Gooch and friend.  Gladys was born in Raqccoon Twp., Gallia county and married and raised her family there.  But before she married Everett Deckard, she worked at the School for the Deaf.  Does anyone know where that school was located?  Or who Gladys' friend might be?