On Court Avenue

The cabinet card is not quite as sturdy as one would expect from an established photographer like Benjamin E. Goldsberry, and his studio logo was stamped in haste across the bottom, leaving the green-inked words crookedly confirming the man's location--Court Avenue in Bedford, the county seat of Taylor County, Iowa. Ben Goldsberry operated cameras like an … Continue reading On Court Avenue

UPDATED Strangers Cross My Path Again: The Minor Family Album

I am becoming a bit wary of this great-great-grandmother of mine, Mary Jane Minor. She does not appear to have had much of a design plan for this photograph album, for turning to pages six and seven, I am greeted by strangers once again.  Strangers from Iowa. The man sports a full beard and moustache, and wears his … Continue reading UPDATED Strangers Cross My Path Again: The Minor Family Album