Crittenden County, KY Historical Society Album 1


 

Crittenden County, KY Historical Society - Album No. 1

 

The Album

     This album is the first of two that reside in the Crittenden Co., KY Historical Society collection.  I was kindly allowed to use a laptop and a scanner to copy the photos. 

     The original owner of the album is not known.  It almost goes without saying that the original album owner was female.  Males generally did not and generally still do not collect mementos of their youth or even keep up previous or youthful friendships, as these photographs represent.

      The album is found to contain the photographs of Florence (Pierce) Yandell, her husband (or husband-to-be) William B. Yandell, her father James Perry Pierce, her mother Emeline (Rolston) Pierce, and her brother Ira Tilden Pierce.  But the album does not appear to have been kept by Florence herself, since her photos are marked with her name and the name of her husband, as if she was an acquaintance of the album owner, but not in the immediate family of the album owner.  Florence kept a large number of photographs loose rather than in an album.

     The presence of such a large number of Pierce and Yandell photos does indicate that the album owner was someone close to the family, as mentioned, not in the Florence (Yandell) Pierce's immediate family, but perhaps a cousin or other distant relative.  The large number of photographs from the Douglass studio, Evansville, Indiana suggests that the album owner lived in or near Evansville, Indiana or its near neighbor across the Ohio River, Marion, Kentucky, where, apparently, either Douglass had a branch or people traveled to Evansville for their photos.

     The large number of photos of teenagers from the W.S. Lively studio in McMinnville, Tennessee implies that the album owner probably attended the girls' school in McMinnville.

 

Numbering

     The photographs within this album comprise part of three collections of photographs from Crittenden Co., KY and associated with Florence (Pierce) Yandell or her family, referred to as:
    
1) FPY Loose Photos - a collection of loose photographs originally belonging to Florence (Pierce) Yandell (1861-1938), which were found in the attic of the house she formerly occupied,
     2) Crittenden County Historical Society (CCHS) Album No. 1, an album in the collection of the Crittenden Co., KY Historical Society, and
     3) Crittenden County Historical Society (CCHS) Album No. 2, another album at the Crittenden Co., KY Historical Society.

     Within this the overall collection, photos from the Florence (Pierce) Yandell loose photos are numbered FPY 001 through FPY 192; photographs from the Crittenden County, Kentucky Historical Society Album No. 1 are numbered CCHS 197 through CCHS 248; photographs from the Crittenden County, Kentucky Historical Society Album No. 2 are numbered CCHS 249 through CCHS 279.

 

Order of the Photographs

     The order of numbering of the CCHS photographs in the two albums was as they appeared front to back in the album.  In this case, some photos might have been mounted  adjacent to each other, e.g., a husband and wife facing each other in sequential pages. or children next to parents.  Therefore, the order of CCHS photographs may have significance, and should be kept in mind during identification.

     The FPY photographs were loose and not apparently arranged in any kind of order.  They were first reviewed in the order received.  Later, some photos were pulled out and grouped with other photos, using one of the following criteria: photos containing similar-appearing or the same person, photos having the same type of mount, or photographs of a similar era, e.g., CDVs.  Finally, all photos not pulled into a grouping were placed at the end, according to age - CDVs, then cabinet cards, then later mounted cards, and last, unmounted photos.  For this reason, the order of the FPY photographs has no significance, and should be ignored.

 

Identification

     Most of the photos are not identified, but a few were either marked on the back or by inscriptions on the album page. 

     The filename of each photograph is given to the right in order to keep the notes associated with the correct photo.  These filenames may have names and appear to identify the subject, but they were tentative guesses made at the time of scanning and may be completely wrong.  Please pay attention to the notes below the filenames, which represent the most recent identification and reason/logic for the identification.

     Where such a back or album inscriptions was present, it is described in the notes to the right of the thumbnail.  Since a photograph is not generally removed from its place in the album (which tends to rip the album), such back inscriptions are assumed to have been written by the original album owner and written contemporaneously with the photography.  Therefore, back inscriptions are assumed to be correct unless overwhelming evidence shows them not to be.

     Where there is an inscription on the album page, it was usually added by a member of the historical society.  Such an inscription would have been added much later than the year when the photograph was taken.  The inscribing person might be basing the identification on knowing the person during their lifetime and recognizing them at a younger age, or basing the identification on having seen a copy of the same photograph or other photographs of the subject that had been already identified.  Album inscription are therefore dependent on the memory of a local person, and tend to be correct, but not necessarily so.

     When a photographer's logo or name is present on the photo mount, it is also quoted in the notes; the location in which a photo was taken often provides an important clue as to the identity of the subject, as well as a probable important location in the life of the subject, such as a school location.

     The firmest identifications of unmarked photographs are those involving the James Perry Pierce extended family, for which there exist a large number of other photographs that were identified and mounted by a member of the family shortly after the photographs were taken.

     When the identity of the subject of a photograph is uncertain based on other photographs that are already identified, a primitive facial recognition method is used, in which the photo to be identified is 1) cropped so that the eyes are exactly horizontal, 2) sized so that the head top to chin distance is the same as an identified photograph to which it is to be compared, 3) copied and pasted to a photoshop file containing the identified photograph, and finally, 4) comparing the width of the eyes, the width of the cheekbones, the position of the nose, the position of the mouth, and the presence of any other facial features, such as a cleft chin, freckles, moles, etc. 

     Leaps of logic, tenuous connections, and similar guess have been liberally used.  All identifications are to used with a grain of salt.

 

If I have made errors, and you have correct or additional identification/information, please contact me (mathew_brady@msn.com and allow me to correct the errors.

 

Cast of Characters:

     This album contains photographs mainly from the children and extended family, and perhaps friends and acquaintances of Florence (Pierce) Yandell (1861-1938) and her husband, William Bennett Yandell (1857-abt. 1930) :

 

 

 

CCHS 199:  Cabinet card (4x6" photo), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Douglass,  Evansville, Ind.

Subject:  Probably Florence Emeline Pierce (1861-1938), daughter of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. Rolston (1840-1895), and wife of William Bennett Yandell (1857-1940).

Date:  She appears to be about 30 years old, so c.1890.

Lower Image:

     The tentative identification comes from a comparison of all known or suspected images of Florence, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.
     The source of the images (e.g., CCHS 217) are overlain on the images.  They are (left to right): FPY 092, CCHS 217, CCHS 216, FPY 008, CCHS 199, CCHS 224, CCHS 225, and ALBUM 3 PT1 0019.

197

CCHS 197:  Cabinet card (4x6" photo), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  "Fieroe  28 Arcade, Cincinnati, O.".

Subject:  Unknown.

Date:  c.1895
 198 CCHS 198:  Cabinet card (4x6" photo), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  Unknown.
     At one time, I thought this might have been Thomas Ramey, until I remembered that he is on the other side of my family and was from Carroll Co., KY (the other large batch of photos I have copies of), not Crittenden Co., KY.  I mention this because there may be photos out in the web so attributed, but this cannot be Tom Ramey.

Date:  c. 1895

199 


CCHS 199:  Cabinet card (4x6" photo), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Douglass,  Evansville, Ind.

Subject:  Unknown.  This woman looks similar to Florence Emeline Pierce (1861-1938), daughter of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. Rolston (1840-1895), and wife of William Bennett Yandell (1857-1940).  However, she has a turned-up nose that is inconsistent with known images of Florence (Lower Image)

Date:  She appears to be about 30 years old, so c.1890.

Lower Image:

     Identification image strip of all known or suspected images of Florence, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.
     The sources of the images (e.g., CCHS 217) are overlain on the images.  They are (left to right): FPY 092, CCHS 217, CCHS 216, FPY 008, CCHS 224, CCHS 225, and ALBUM 3 PT1 0019.


200  CCHS 200:  Cabinet card (4x6" photo), unmarked as to subject or date.

 Photographer:  unmarked.

Subject:  Unknown.

Date:  c.1895.

 201


CCHS 201:  Cabinet card (4x6" photo), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  "Douglas, ENAMEL, Evansville, Ind."
     Evansville is just across the Ohio River from Crittenden County. 
     "Enamel" refers to the smooth, shiny finish that the front of the card possesses, and also to the process of burnishing the image after it is affixed to the card (using pressure applied by a heated roller), which produces a finish to the photo just as smooth and shiny as the surface of the card.

Subject:
  Emeline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895), wife of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916), identified by being the same images as the known ALBUM 4 PT1 0055.  Emeline is the mother of Florence (Pierce) Yandell (1861-1938), the owner/collector of the the collection of photographs.

Date:  c.1890; she appears to be about 50 years old; she died in 1895.

Lower Image:
     Comparison of images known or suspected of being of Emeline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895), in order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 013.
     This is one of the known images to which the others are compared.
     The source of the images (e.g., CCHS 209) are overlain on the images.  They are (left to right): FPY 070, CCHS 238, CCHS 267, ALBUM 4 PT1 0055, FPY 004, and CCHS 201.
202  CCHS 202:  Cabinet card (4x6" photo), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  "Poole Art Co., Nashville, Tenn.".

Subject:  Unknown.

Date:  c.1890
 
 203 CCHS 203:  Cabinet card (4x6" photo), marked on the back: "J.W. Blue Jr. 1894".

Photographer:  "Hunt, Paducah, Ky.".

Subject:  John W. Blue Jr. (b.1861 in Marion, Crittenden Co., KY) was a lawyer in Marion as was his father, John W. Blue Sr., who has a biography in Perrin's "Kentucky: A History of the State".
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Date:  1894
 
 204 CCHS 204:  Cabinet card (4x6" photo), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  W.G. & A.J. Thuss, Nashville, Tenn.

Subject:  This photograph is clearly the same man is Image FPY 088

He is one of the eight sons of Jacob Ayhart Pierce (1842-1930) and Elvira (Oliver) Pierce (1845-1929).

The sons can be distinguished using two images that unambiguously identify the eight brothers: Miscellaneous Image 003 and Miscellaneous Image 004.

These show that this photo is of Richard Miles Pierce (1874-1959).  He was a farmer in Livingston Co., KY until his 50's, when he and his family moved to Detroit, MI.  In 1930, He and wife Jessie are listed as  performing janitorial duties in the Union Trust Bldg.

He is the subject of three cabinet cards in this collection: Image FPY 088, Image CCHS 204 and Image CCHS 251 (which is another copy of the same photo as FPY 088). 

Date:  c.1895


205


 
CCHS 205:  Cabinet card (4x6" photo), unmarked as to subject or date, but same man as CCHS 261.

Photographer:  W.V. Haggard Photographer Lebanon Tenn.

Subject:  William Bennett Yandell (1857-1940), husband of Florence Emeline (Pierce) Yandell (1861-1938).  Since the albums and photographs in this collection are associated with Florence Yandell, there are a relatively large number of photographs of her husband.  For identification, see lower image.

Date:  c.1885.

Lower Image:
      Comparison of images of William Bennett Yandell (1857-1940), husband of Florence Emeline (Pierce) Yandell (1861-1938) from various sources in this collection of images.
     The photo on the far right is definitely identified as Yandell, from a written description contemporary with the photo.  The remainder were added working backwards in time comparing photos to the right and left until reaching the photo on the far left, at his youngest.
     The sources of the images (e.g., CCHS 205)  are overlain on the images:  CCHS 205, CCHS 261, CCHS 212, FPY 009, FPY 010, FPY 011, ALBUM 4 PT1 IMG 0065.
 206 CCHS 206:  Cabinet card (4x6" photo), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  Unknown.

Date:  c. 1890

 207 CCHS 207:  Cabinet card (4x6" photo), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  on back: J.M. Livelys Photographer.  Some cartes de visite below are marked: "W.S. Lively, Photographer, McMinnville, Tenn."  Since this cabinet card was taken some years later than the cartes de visite, it is reasonable to assume that this J.M. Lively is the successor to W.S. Lively and is still in McMinnville, Tenn.

Subject:  Unknown.

Date:  c. 1890
 
 208 CCHS 208:  Cabinet card (4x6" photo), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  on front: "George H. Newton, Fairfield, Ills."

Subject:  Unknown man from Illinois.  Same man as in CCHS 228, another card from an Illinois photographer.  The CCHS 228 card has written on back: "2-25-85 Louis" , which may refer to his first name.

Date:  c.1890.

  
 209


CCHS 209:  Cabinet card (4x6" photo), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Douglas, Evansville, Ind.  This is the same exact photo as FYP 059, although it was printed with much more contrast.

Subject: 
     This cabinet card is thought to be an image of  James Boyce Pierce (1881-1954), the son of Jacob Ayhart Pierce (1842-1930) and Elvira Oliver (1845-1929).
 
Date:  c.1903, about the same time that the two book images were taken.
 

Lower Image:
     The lower image strip is a comparison of all known or suspected images of James Boyce Pierce.
      The extreme right two images are from half-tone reproductions in a article or book about the Jacob Pierce family written by Jennie Dorothy (Pierce) Chlore (1897-1991), the niece of James Boyce Pierce.
     The source of the images (e.g., CCHS 209) are overlain on the images.  They are (left to right): FPY 074, FPY 059, CCHS 209, MISC 003 and MISC 004.
 210 CCHS 210:  Cabinet card (4x6" photo), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  "On the front: "Thomson, Kansas City, MO."  CCHS 210 and CCHS 242 have the same exact card design.

Subject:  Unknown.

Date:  c.1895.

 211


CCHS 211:  Carte de Visite (2x4"), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  On back: "Wybrant, Photographer, Louisville Ky."  There are only three Wybrant cards in the image collection:  CCHS 211 probably Joseph Oscar Pierce (1872-1950), CCHS 251 Richard Miles Pierce (1874-1959), and CCHS 272 probably John Stanton Pierce (1869-1944).

Subject:  Probably Joseph Oscar Pierce (1872-1950),  the son of Jacob Ayhart Pierce (1842-1930) and Elvira Oliver (1845-1929).
     It was identified by comparison with identified images.  The photo is thought to be one of the eight sons in the Jacob Ayhart Pierce family because the other two Wybrant photos are also of two of the sons.  The three suspected subjects differ in birth date by only 5 years, and one can easily image them hanging around together and dropping into a photography studio together.

Date:  c.1900.
 

Lower Image:
     The lower image strip is a comparison of all known or suspected images of Joseph Oscar Pierce.

Knowns:
      The extreme left and extreme right (in black & white)  are from half-tone reproductions in a article or book about the Jacob Pierce family written by Jennie Dorothy (Pierce) Chlore (1897-1991), the daughter of Willis Champion Pierce, one of the eight sons.

Unknown:
     The middle image has the long nose, long chin and slight downturn at the end of the left side of the mouth that has Joseph Oscar.  His hair is parted on the opposite side as the knowns.  I suppose a person could switch - I did when I was in college.
 
     The source of the images (e.g., CCHS 209) are overlain on the images.  They are (left to right): MISC 003 , CCHS 211 and MISC 004.
 212


CCHS 212:  Carte de Visite (2x4").

Photographer:  Back is marked: "Harrison, Photographer, Galesburg IL."

Subject: 
     On the back is handwritten in pencil: "Strawberry blonde hair of somewhat scarlet hue.  Eyes of Heavens own blue.  5 ft. 10 in.  Weight 160 lbs. Age 22 years.  McMinnville, Tenn., S.F.E., 1885."
     William Bennett Yandell (1857-1940), husband of Florence Emeline (Pierce) Yandell (1861-1938).  Since the albums and photographs in this collection are associated with Florence Yandell, there are a relatively large number of photographs of her husband.  For identification, see lower image.
     Apparently given to Florence upon meeting him.  She took notes.

Date:  1885.


Lower Image:
      Comparison of images of William Bennett Yandell (1857-1940), husband of Florence Emeline (Pierce) Yandell (1861-1938) from various sources in this collection of images.
     The photo on the far right is definitely identified as Yandell, from a written description contemporary with the photo.  The remainder were added working backwards in time comparing photos to the right and left until reaching the photo on the far left, at his youngest.
     The sources of the images (e.g., CCHS 205)  are overlain on the images:  CCHS 205, CCHS 261, CCHS 212, FPY 009, FPY 010, FPY 011, ALBUM 4 PT1 IMG 0065.
 213 CCHS 213:  Carte de Visite (2x4"), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  "A.G. Roberts, Henderson, Ky."

Subject:  Unknown.  Looks like the same man as in CCHS 253.

Date:  c.1885.
 214



CCHS 214:
  Carte de Visite (2x4"), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  "Klauber, Photo. Louisville", printed on the front bottom of the card.  There are three Klauber cards in this collection: CCHS 214 Norval Lee Pierce (1871-1951), CCHS 227 Cora A. Pierce (1869-1915), and CCHS 250 Florence Emeline Pierce (1861-1938).  CCHS 214 and CHS 227 are both CDVs, having an identical light green card; CCHS 250 is a cabinet card having a pink card.

Subject:  Norval Lee Pierce (1871-1951), identified by comparison to known photos of Norval.
     This is the same exact image as in ALBUM 4 PT1 0058, which is identified in its album as Norval.

Date:  He looks about 13, so
c.1884.

Lower Image:
     Comparison of images known or suspected of being of Norval Lee Pierce (1871-1951), in order of increasing age from left to right.
     The source of the images (e.g., CCHS 209) are overlain on the images.  They are (left to right): ALBUM 4 PT1 0057, CCHS 214, ALBUM 4 PT1 0058, CCHS 249, ALBUM 4 PT1 0067, FPY 021, FPY 155, FPY 022, ALBUM 2 0059, and ALBUM 2 0058.

McMinnville, Tenn. Cartes de Visite:

     A large number (11) of the photos in this album are cartes de visite photographed by W.S. Lively, McMinnville, TN.  What do these cards have to do with Crittenden Co., KY?
     All of the photos so marked are of teenaged girls or young women.  It is known that Norval Lee Pierce, of the same family as Florence Emeline Pierce and Cora A. Pierce, was sent to Bethel College (Baptist) in Russellville, Logan Co., KY.  Florence and Cora could not go to Bethel, since that was a men's college, but it is possible they were sent to a women's college.
     In fact, there was a women's college in McMinnville, TN at the time, the  Cumberland Female College, which was under the Middle Tennessee Presbyterian Synod.  The school was at its zenith in the mid-1880's, with as many as 150 students and 11 teachers.
     These cartes de visite were probably posed for during the school year and passed around to friends before summer break, as do high school seniors give away wallet photos today.
     A few of the school-type cartes de visite may be Florence or Cora, but the majority of them are impossible to identify, owing to the school attracting students from at least two states.    
W.S. Lively, Photographer, McMinnville, Tenn. cartes de visite.
 215 CCHS 215:  Carte de Visite (2x4"), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  "W.S. Lively Photographer McMinnville Tenn."

Subject:  Unknown.

Date: 
c. 1885.
 216


CCHS 216:  Carte de Visite (2x4"), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Printed on back: "W.S. Lively, Photographer, McMinnville Tenn."

Subject:  Probably Florence Emeline Pierce (1861-1938), daughter of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. Rolston (1840-1895), and wife of William Bennett Yandell (1857-1940).

Date:  She appears to be about 16-18 years old, so c.1877-1879.

Lower Image:

     The tentative identification comes from a comparison of all known or suspected images of Florence, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.
     The source of the images (e.g., CCHS 217) are overlain on the images.  They are (left to right): FPY 054, CCHS 268, CCHS 250, FPY 092, CCHS 217, CCHS 216, FPY 008, CCHS 224, CCHS 225, and ALBUM 3 PT1 0019.
 217


CCHS 217:  Carte de Visite (2x4"), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Printed on back: "W.S. Lively, Photographer, McMinnville Tenn."

Subject: 
Left Figure:
    Probably Florence Emeline Pierce (1861-1938), daughter of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. Rolston (1840-1895), and wife of William Bennett Yandell (1857-1940).

Right Figure:  Unknown.

Date:  She appears to be about 16-18 years old, so c.1877-1879.

Lower Image:

     The tentative identification comes from a comparison of all known or suspected images of Florence, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.
     The source of the images (e.g., CCHS 217) are overlain on the images.  They are (left to right): FPY 054, CCHS 268, CCHS 250, FPY 092, CCHS 217, CCHS 216, FPY 008, CCHS 224, CCHS 225, and ALBUM 3 PT1 0019.
 218 CCHS 218:  Carte de Visite (2x4"), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  "W.S. Lively Photographer McMinnville."

Subject:  Unknown.

Date: 
c. 1885. 
 219 CCHS 219:  Carte de Visite (2x4"), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  "W.S. Lively Photographer McMinnville."

Subject:  Unknown.

Date: 
c. 1885.
 220 CCHS 220:  Carte de Visite (2x4"), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  "W.S. Lively Photographer McMinnville."

Subject:  Unknown.

Date: 
c. 1885. 
 221 CCHS 221:  Carte de Visite (2x4"), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  "W.S. Lively Photographer McMinnville."

Subject:  Unknown.

Date: 
c. 1885.
 222 CCHS 222:  Carte de Visite (2x4"), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  "W.S. Lively Photographer McMinnville."

Subject:  Unknown.

Date: 
c. 1885.
 223 CCHS 223:  Carte de Visite (2x4"), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  Unknown.
     FPY 165, CCHS 223 and CCHS 275 are of the same man.  In addition to the usual markers, e.g., distance between eyes, distance from nose to lips, distance between lips to chin, fullness of lips, etc., he also has a very peculiarly shape ear, as well as the same wavy hair in the same style with the part in the same place.

Date:  c.1885.
 224


CCHS 224:  Carte de Visite (2x4"), marked in cursive on the back: "Florence Yandell Marion Kentucky Wife of Mr. Will Barton Yandell".  Not dated.

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  Florence Emeline Pierce (1861-1938), daughter of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. Rolston (1840-1895), and wife of William Bennett Yandell (1857-1940).  The person who wrote the identification on the back had his middle name wrong.

Date:  She appears to be about 20 years old, so c.1881.

Lower Image:

     Since this CDV was identified by the inscription on the back, which was probably done at about the same time the photo was taken, it was used in the image strip shown here to identify suspected images of Florence.
     The source of the images (e.g., CCHS 217) are overlain on the images.  They are (left to right): FPY 054, CCHS 268, CCHS 250, FPY 092, CCHS 217, CCHS 216, FPY 008, CCHS 224, CCHS 225, and ALBUM 3 PT1 0019.
 225


CCHS 225:  Carte de Visite (2x4"), inscribed on the back: "Florence Pierce Yandell".  Not dated.

Photographer:  Unmarked.  But she is leaning on the same photographic prop as the woman in the next photo, CCHS 226; even though this photo is not marked as such, it must be W.S. Lively, McMinnville, TN.

Subject:  Florence Emeline Pierce (1861-1938), daughter of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. Rolston (1840-1895), and wife of William Bennett Yandell (1857-1940).

Date:  She appears to be about 20 years old, so c.1881.


Lower Image:
     Since this CDV was identified by the inscription on the back, which was probably done at about the same time the photo was taken, it was used in the image strip shown here to identify suspected images of Florence.
     The source of the images (e.g., CCHS 217) are overlain on the images.  They are (left to right): FPY 054, CCHS 268, CCHS 250, FPY 092, CCHS 217, CCHS 216, FPY 008, CCHS 224, CCHS 225, and ALBUM 3 PT1 0019.

 226 CCHS 226:  Carte de Visite (2x4"), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  "W.S. Lively Photographer McMinnville."

Subject:  Unknown.

Date: 
c. 1885.
 227


CCHS 227:  Carte de Visite (2x4"), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  "Klauber, Photo. Louisville", printed on the front bottom of the card.  There are three Klauber cards in this collection: CCHS 214 Norval Lee Pierce (1871-1951), CCHS 227 Cora A. Pierce (1869-1915), and CCHS 250 Florence Emeline Pierce (1861-1938).  CCHS 214 and CHS 227 are both CDVs, having an identical light green card; CCHS 250 is a cabinet card having a pink card.

Subject: 
     Cora A. Pierce (1869-1915), daughter of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895), and eventual wife of George M. Crider (1861-1917), identified by comparison with known photographs of Cora (see MISC 011 for discussion).
     This photo was not recognized as Cora at first, because her lips appear thicker and her hair is not usually so straight.
     It was only after noticing that this was one of only three photos in the collection to have been taken by the photographer Klauber in Louisville.  The other three are photos of the James Perry Pierce family - Norval Pierce (CCHS 214) and probably Florence Pierce (CCHS 250 and FPY 092) - both siblings of Cora.  This, in fact, was the reason that Cora was considered as the identity of CCHS 227.  It is likely that all three (or others if more Klauber photos have been lost) had photos taken on the same trip to Louisville.  If this is indeed Cora, it makes the more sense, since the ages of the three that are apparent in the photos are exactly their relative ages, i.e., Florence the oldest, then Cora, then Norval.
     Once CCHS 227 is compared to the other younger photos (the ones without glasses), the likeness is apparent.
     Note that Cora has straight hair as a child or young teenager, then curly hair, back to straight in FPY 218, then a very slight wave.  Her natural hair was undoubtedly straight, as are pretty much all the Pierces (see discussion for her sister, Florence E. Pierce, MISC 008).

Date:  She looks about 16, so c.1884.

Lower Image Strip:
     Comparison of images known or suspected of being of Cora A. Pierce (1869-1915), in order of increasing age from left to right.
     The source of the images (e.g., CCHS 209) are overlain on the images.  They are (left to right): ALBUM 4 PT1 0059, CCHS 229, CCHS 227, FPY 015, ALBUM 3 PT1 0005, FPY 017, FPY 016, FPY 018, ALBUM 3 PT1 0021, FPY 019, and FPY 167.

 228 CCHS 228:  Carte de Visite (2x4"), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  R.W. Young Photographer Mattoon, Illinois" on the back.

Subject:  Unknown man from Illinois.  Same man as in CCHS 208, another card from an Illinois photographer.  The inscription of "Louis" on the back may refer to his first name.

Date:  "
2-25-85 Louis" written on back.
 229


CCHS 229:  Carte de Visite (2x4"), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  unmarked.

Subject: 
    Cora A. Pierce (1869-1915), daughter of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895), and eventual wife of George M. Crider (1861-1917), identified by comparison with known photographs of Cora (see the image strip below and  MISC 011 for discussion).
     This photo was immediately noted to be very much like the girl in CCHS 227.  Once CCHS 227 was identified as probably Cora A. Pierce, this one was also added to the image strip and compared.

Date:  If anything, she looks slightly younger than in CCHS 227, so c.1883.


Lower Image:
     Comparison of images known or suspected of being of Cora A. Pierce (1869-1915), in order of increasing age from left to right.
     The source of the images (e.g., CCHS 209) are overlain on the images.  They are (left to right): ALBUM 4 PT1 0059, CCHS 229, CCHS 227, FPY 015, ALBUM 3 PT1 0005, FPY 017, FPY 016, FPY 018, ALBUM 3 PT1 0021, FPY 019, and FPY 167.

 230 not assigned   
 231 CCHS 231:  Carte de Visite (2x4"), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  On the back: "Lane's Art Gallery Photographer Chattanooga, Tennessee".

Subject:  Unknown.

Date:  c.1885.
 232 CCHS 232:  Carte de Visite (1¾x3"), marked on the back: "Msh Nammis tst (bst) -mstun" (original guess).

Photographer:  Thuss, Nashville, Tenn.

Subject:  Fannie Belle Nunn (1868-1960), future wife of Levi Edmond Cook (CCHS 233).
     This carte de visite is opposite a page which contains a cabinet card of Levi Edward Cook.
     The inscription on its back is anything but clear, looking kind of like "Msh Nammis tst (or bst) -mstun".
     Taking its possible connection to Levi Cook into account, the inscription could very well have read "Miss Fannie Bell Nunn", and, sure enough, she looks like she could be the same woman in a photograph of a much older Fannie and Levi on Find-a-Grave.

Date:  unknown

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 233 CCHS 233:  Cabinet Card (4x8"), marked in album or on back: "Levi Edward Cook".

Photographer:  unmarked.

Subject:  Levi Edward Cook (1863-1947) was a farmer in Crittenden Co., KY, and was a distant relation (through at least two marriages) to Florence (Pierce) Yandell.  He married Fannie Belle Nunn (1868-1960), a woman thought to be pictured in Image CCHS 232.

Date:  c.1885
 
 234 CCHS 234:  Cabinet Card (4x8"), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  On the back: "Kunnecke and Redding Photographer Henderson, Ky.  Henderson is now in the metropolitan area of Evansville, Ind., and is directly across the Ohio River from Evansville.

Subject:  Unknown.
     But images CCHS 234 and FPY 089 are of the same man, having a large chin, a certain set to his mouth, and an unusual ear shape.
     Card CCHS 234 is from a photographer based in Henderson, KY.  Card FPY 089 is from a photographer in Clarksville, TN.  Clarksville is 103 miles about due south of Henderson, just over the TN border.  Henderson is just across the river from Evansville, Indiana, when many Crittenden Co. dwellers went for photos.

Date:  c. 1890.
 235


CCHS 235:  Cabinet card (4x6" photo), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Douglas, Evansville, Ind., Enamel.

Subject:  Unmarked, but this is an original portrait, from which the copy ALBUM 4 PT1 0056 could have been made. From the album caption (written by his daughter-in-law Margaret (Bond) Pierce), we know that he is  James Perry Pierce (1841-1916).  He is the father of Florence (Pierce) Yandell (1861-1938), the owner-collector of the the collection of photographs.

Date:  c.1895. 
He appears to be in his 50's.

Lower Image:
     Comparison of images known or suspected of being of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916), in order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 012.
     This is one of the known images to which the others are compared.
    The source of the images (e.g., CCHS 209) are overlain on the images.  They are (left to right): FPY 057, FPY 056, FPY 055, FPY 053, FPY 058, FPY 002, FPY 003, ALBUM 4 Pt1 0056, and CCHS 235.
 236 CCHS 236:  Cabinet card (4x6" photo), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  unmarked.

Subject:  Unknown.

Date:  unknown

 
 237


CCHS 237:  Cabinet card (4x6" photo), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  "Douglas, Evansville, Ind.

Subject:  Based on the age of this person in c.1885, when these photos are from, his mouth, jawline, and mainly the shape of ears, he could very well be Ira Tilden Pierce (1874-1924), the son of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916)(this album No. 235) and Eveline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895)(this album No. 201). .

Date:  unknown

Lower Image:
     Comparison of images known or suspected to be of  Ira Tilden Pierce (1876-1924), son of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895), and husband of (Jane Thompson) Pierce (1889-abt.1930), in approximate order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 016.
 238



CCHS 238:
Cabinet card (4x6" photo), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unknown

Subject:  Emeline (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895), wife of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916), identified by comparison to known images of her.  Emeline is the mother of Florence (Pierce) Yandell (1861-1938), the owner/collector of the the collection of photographs.
     I had made a note during the first time through the photos: "same woman as in CCHS 267".   CCHS 267 is identified as Emeline (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895), wife of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916).

Date: 
    
It appears to have been taken at about the same time as CCHS 267, i.e., c.1880, when she was about 40 years old.

Lower Image:
     Comparison of images known or suspected of being of Emeline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895), in order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 013.
     This is one of the known images to which the others are compared.
     The source of the images (e.g., CCHS 209) are overlain on the images.  They are (left to right): FPY 070, CCHS 238, CCHS 267, ALBUM 4 PT1 0055, FPY 004, and CCHS 201.

 239 CCHS 239:  Cabinet card (4x6" photo), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  unmarked.

Subject:  Unknown.

Date:  unknown

 
 240 CCHS 240:  Cabinet card (4x6" photo).

Photographer:  unmarked.

Subject:  Un.

Date:  unknown

 Corinne English Fairfield, Ills abt 1888-500.jpg 
 241 CCHS 241:  Cabinet card (4x6" photo), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  unmarked.

Subject:  Un.

Date:  unknown

 same photo as 010 Oct 1886 Thomas J. Yandell, Jr (id'd later by someone but this is WB Yandell not even same father)-500.jpg 
 242 CCHS 242:  Cabinet card (4x6" photo), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  On the front: "Thomson, Kansas City, MO."  CCHS 210 and CCHS 242 have the same exact card design.

Subject:  Unknown.

Date:  unknown

 

Could be the same man as "your friend John" in CCHS 255.
 243 CCHS 243:  Cabinet card (4x6" photo), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  unmarked.

Subject:  Un.

Date:  unknown

 Pontol-500.jpg 
 244 CCHS 244:  Cabinet card (4x6" photo), unmarked as to subject.

Photographer:  unmarked.

Subject:  Unknown.

Date:  unknown

 1885 (ink) 10156 (pencil)-500.jpg 
 245



CCHS 245:
  Cabinet card (4x6" photo), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  "Lou R. Walken, photographer, Marlon, Ky."  This is the same image by the same photographer as FPY 027.

Subject:  Ira Tilden Pierce (1874-1924), the son of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916)(this album No. 235) and Eveline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895)(this album No. 201). .

Date:  c.1886; he appears to be about 12 years old.

Lower Image:
     Comparison of images known or suspected to be of  Ira Tilden Pierce (1876-1924), son of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895), and husband of (Jane Thompson) Pierce (1889-abt.1930), in approximate order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 016.
 246 CCHS 246:  Cabinet card (4x6" photo), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  unmarked.

Subject:  Unknown.

Date:  unknown

 Evelyn Pierce and Mr. Taylor (W.W. Lively Photographer McMinnville, TN not from the album but similar)-500.jpg 
 247 CCHS 247:  Cabinet card (4x6" photo), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  unmarked.

Subject:  Un.

Date:  unknown

 John T. Franks from Crittenden Press Aug. 9, 1894 (not from the album but similar)-500.jpg 

CCHS 269 appears to be the same person.
 248 CCHS 248:  Cabinet card (4x6" photo), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  unmarked.

Subject:  Un.

Date:  unknown

 Probably Ruth Rebecca Pierce dau. George Collin 230 Tensfeld and Kuhn Photographers St. Louis, MO-500.jpg 

 

 

 

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