One of my favorite photos. This one was found in an antique store in Salinas, California. I fell in love with this photo and and it hangs on a wall in the frame it was found in. It was also the first old photo that I bought and I guess, started me on getting hooked on collecting. I would love to know the names of these two young ladies. I presume them to be mother and daughter. Some web research shows that this may have been taken by photographer John Harvey. The Harvey studio was founded in 1883 according to their website, and their current address is still on Queen St., in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Note the “mutton-leg” or “gigot” style sleeves of the mother’s dress.
These charming photos are from a small leather-bound photo album found in a Morgan Hill, California antique store. They are of the Reid Family of San Luis Obispo, California, and the comments on them appear to have been written by Margaret V. Reid, granddaughter of Thompson Reid and Charlotte Marinda Manson. Margaret was the daughter of William Thompson Reid and Ruth Waite. Margaret V. Reid’s siblings were William and Wendell “Wennie”. The top photo shows the grandparent’s home at 1306 Higuera St. in San Luis Obispo. Others identified in the photos are the children’s mother, Ruth (Waite) Reid, Ella Margaret Hoyt, cousin to Margaret, William and Wendell, and their Aunt Ethel C. Reid (married name Senom?)