Mystery Photos from Barbara Handshy Anderson

The first 22 photographs were received from Barbara Handshy Anderson. She sent the following message: I have in my possesion several unidentified family photographs that belonged to my great grandmother Pauline Koch Handshy Halley. She was a lifelong resident of Madison County, Illinois. During her lifetime she lived in Carpenter, Omphghent, and Edwardsville, Illinois. These photos were passed down through her daughters Olive Handshy Whitehouse and Ruby Handshy. I received them from my second cousin Mark Waldemer, the grandson of Olive Handshy Whitehouse. Some family names these could possibly be connected with are HANDSHY, HALLEY, KOCH, SPARKS, and possibly others. I realize that some of these photos appear to have been taken in St. Louis. In my family research, I have discovered that all of these families seemed to regularly travel between Madison county and St. Louis. Thank you for your help. Ms. Anderson's e-mail address is bangkokbarbara@yahoo.com.

 

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Mystery Photo 1

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Mystery Photo 2

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Mystery Photo 3

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Mystery Photo 4

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Mystery Photo 5

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Mystery Photo 8

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Mystery Photo 10

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Mystery Photo 11

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Mystery Photo 12

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Mystery Photo 13

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Mystery Photo 14

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Mystery Photo 15

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Mystery Photo 16

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Mystery Photo 17

This photo is a tintype.
The tintype was introduced in 1856, and enjoyed
widespread popularity until about 1900.

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Mystery Photo 18

This photo is partially identified.
The boy in the center is Richard "Dick" Halley,
the son of William Halley and Pauline Koch Handshy Halley.
The boys on either side of Richard are both identified simply as
-------Kremmel.
It was taken in Edwardsville, Illinois.

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Mystery Photo 19

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Mystery Photo 20

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Mystery Photo 21

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Mystery Photo 22

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