I have good news for researchers of the Dickerson family. Your family's antique photograph album has been located!
My name is Robert D. King. I provide a service of returning lost family photos to the family tree researchers and descendants, that will treasure those photos.
Recently, I was able to acquire this album: The Dickerson Family Album from Michigan This large (10”x 8”x 2”) red velvet photo album has 37 studio portraits including 2 tintypes. With only one empty slot, the photographs in this album are in great shape. One photo is of a Priest, another a Black woman and her child and a third shows the child alone.
The names in the album are:
Maude ( Maude Botsford Dickerson ) – Howell, Michigan Mr. Dickerson (prob. Maude’s husband) – Howell, Michigan Ellen Botsford Dickerson – “age 4 mo.” – Howell, Michigan Maude Botsford Dickerson - Ann Arbor, Michigan Katie – "Mother of Josephine" – Rochester, New York Smith Botsford – on back - “Katie’s Father, Josephine’s Grandfather and Lynn’s Great Grandfather” Maude and Katie (sisters Maude Pearson Botsford and Katie Botsford ) - Albion, New York Marnie Jones ( Marnina ?) – photo taken on Nov. 14, 1891 At age 13 years 7 months. Uncle Lewis Godfrey - Ann Arbor, Michigan Nellie Deyo - Cousin – Chicago, Illinois Note: An empty slot has “Nellie Deyo – Dead Cousin” written under it. Ms. Fredi Sittett- Ann Arbor, Michigan Lee Jefferson Caldwell - Palmyra, New York Lee Jefferson Caldwell and mother “She worked on the farm” Ellen B. Bach - Ann Arbor, Michigan Fan Terren – June 1906 - “Dear Mali – with the love of Belle – Mother in our parlor – at the age of 78” Cherlin Lophern – Rochester, New York
Seven of the photos are from Ann Arbor, Michigan, three from Howell, Michigan and Albion, New York. Two are from Chicago, Illinois and San Francisco, California. The rest are from Washington, D.C., Denver, Colorado and Saline, Michigan. As well as Canandaigua, Rochester, Lockport, Palmyra, New York State.
NOTE: It appears to me that research shows that: Maude Pearson Botsford b.1868 in MI d.1956 Howell, Livingston Co., MI Is the sister of Katie Botsford b. 1876 Ellen Botsford Bach is dau. of Philip Bach and Anna Botsford Anna Botsford is a sister to Smith Botsford the father of Maude Pearson Botsford. Their parents were Elnathan Botsford and Eliza Smith Two of these photos are from San Francisco. It is reported that Botsfords were in San Francisco at the time of the 1906 earthquake and fire. They took refuge near Golden Gate Park and sent accounts of their experiences back to a newspaper in Michigan.
So if you would like to bring this heirloom back into the family, to share with future generations, please contact me at: BobKing@NorthLink.com
Note: The photos I obtain have names and dates or places on them and I list them on my webpage, so that descendants of these lost souls can find them and bring them home. I am not related to these people.
The thousands of photographs are mostly from the 1800's and include Tintypes, Daguerreotypes,Cabinet Cards, Carte-de-visites, Personal Picture Postcards, Photo Albums and Yearbooks.
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