1870 Lydia Bennett Photo, sister to John Varney, Concord, Merrimack NH
On front: handwritten in old period fountain pen is "Aunt Lydy". On reverse in same hand is: "Mrs. Lydia Bennett, Sister to Mother's Grandfather, John Varney" and more wonderful handwriting with great info, please see below. Photo type: Victorian CDV carte de visite Photograph. Photographer: WGC Kimball, State Block, Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (known to be photographer Willis Gaylord Clark Kimball 1843-1916, a Civil War Lieutenant Colonel of the 18th Regt. N.H. Volunteers and a member of a famous Kimball family of photographers in this area)
This 1870's photo has more old handwriting on reverse, in the same hand as above, a wonderful bit of historical info: "She gave me my worls basket, doughnut kettle, ear rings made of beads & from Indians, Tongs, & Silk Quilt, all old."
Note: A whorl basket would hold whorls, which are tiny flywheel spindles for regulating the speed of a spinning wheel.
A wonderful early photo which needs more research. She appears to be about 40-50, born in about 1820-1830. It us assumed her maiden name was Lydia Varney. It was found in Chester, Windsor County, Vermont. Any further genealogy help or correction appreciated, email Debra here.
Size: 2.5 by 4 inches
Note: Hello from ~debra. I have spent years collecting over 10,000 ID’d lost family photos & paper from US flea markets & antique shops. I do the best gen research I can, but am always open to corrections. This is an original antique item, not a reprint. A new high quality rigid sleeve is included for extra protection, especially during shipping. You may buy a piece alone, or large intimate 300 dpi scans of the front and back sent immediately via email, or both. Please search carefully, as they are often found together and many may be related. I also invite you to join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. Thank you, enjoy! ~Debra Clifford (contact info on top bar)
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