Texas Photo Mysteries

By Maureen A. Taylor

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This past weekend I was the featured speaker for the Austin Genealogical Society. There were a lot of folks in the audience who weren’t familiar with this Photo Detective blog. The big question was: Have I written about any Texas photo mysteries?

The answer is yes! Two. I did a quick search using the search box at the bottom of the left hand column on the blog.

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Back in March, I wrote about Jane Bonney’s search for the identity of the women in the photo above, in Stories in the Family Album. Could Bonney’s grandmother Grace Wickline be the woman on the far left?

The mystery of this Texas twosome is still unsolved. Are they Confederate Guerillas? The story was so intriguing that it was the focus of several columns.

Two Texas Mysteries

Texas Mystery Puzzle—No News

Texas Trouble: Readers Respond

Texas Twosome Revisited

Love the shirts worn by these two men!

Now that the attendees in Texas asked about photo mysteries in their state, I’m curious about mysteries from other states. I think it’s time for a state by state directory. Stay tuned!

I’ll be at the National Genealogical Society conference this week. Please stop by booth 521 and say hello.

Solve your family photo mysteries with these books by Maureen A. Taylor:

  • Family Photo Detective: Learn How to Find Genealogy Clues in Old Photos and Solve Family Photo Mysteries
  • Fashionable Folks: Bonnets and Hats 1840-1900
  • Preserving Your Family Photographs
  • Fashionable Folks: Hairstyles 1840-1900
  • Finding the Civil War in Your Family Album