As poor as these photographs are, they are the only known photos of Martin and Mary RUBECK STEINMETZ. They were probably made to send back to relatives in "the old country." These are very early photographs (probably late 1850s or early 1860s) so their poor condition is, perhaps, understandable in view of both the state of photography at that time and their great age. Many thanks to Dick STEINMETZ of Tiffin, Ohio, for sharing them with us. Martin was born in 1827 in Schirrhein, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France and his wife Mary was from the Bavarian Pfalz area of what is now the Saarland, Germany.