I really don't know what the issue is with
my posting photos here.
I've been posting them on another blog for years.
Anyway, I'm going to try and post that same photo again.
Same information, this photo was taken between 1848-1851.
The apparatus that is behind his head, is to hold the
person steady, while the photo was taken, as it took
quite awhile to actually take the photo. These were used until about 1850 in
large cities, but I suspect that it could have been in use later than that
in the 'boonies', where he lived.
This person is my great great grandfather, handsome dude isn't he?
He had brown hair, and blue gray eyes, and was about 6 ft tall, according to the wanted posters.
Diana, this is the photo I'd have liked to have had on the front of that book.
I'd love to have spent just a day with him and my great great grandmother.
He died December 1867.