Betsy Washburn

AncientFaces Member since Apr 26, 2015

Researching: Coffman, Daut, Bigsby, Elshorst

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Tintype. Seated are Sylvan Goodrich Coffman and his wife Maggie Jones. The couple in the rear are unknown.
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A photo of an unknown slave woman with a child.
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A photo of Hannora "Annie" (Crimmins) Stunkard
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Daniel Monroe Coffman, Civil War veteran, with his nephew Daniel Milton Coffman and his nephew's son Daniel Monroe Coffman Jr.
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A photo of Henry Miller and twins Jess and Bess Miller
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The only child of Norman Washburn and his wife Agnes Elshorst Washburn. Florence married Albert Freers and died a few years after giving birth to twins, only one of which lived.
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This is a close-up detail of Theresa's face from a full picture of her and her family on the steps of her home in Dumont, CO.
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A photo of Sylvan Goodrich Coffman
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Rosine Christian, wearing a black dress, seated.
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A photo of Agnes Elshorst
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Betsy Washburn The Oath, 1908 This is an important Curtis image and was chosen as the frontispiece for Volume IV of The North American Indian. This is also one of Curtis’ most sought after goldtones and the large area of sky helps create a most compelling goldtone. In this photograph the Apsaroke warrior, Picket Pin, takes an oath of truth and honor while two other warriors act as witnesses. The Oath requires the man to thrust an arrow through a piece of meat, place it upon a red-painted buffalo skull, raise it toward the sun and, if his words are true, touch the meat to his mouth. The ceremony was intended for use with difficult or controversial communications to help insure both the veracity and good intentions of the speaker.
Jul 15, 2014 · posted to the photo Native Americans, unknown
Betsy Washburn Wouldn't it be great if everyone who had mystery photos used ancientfaces this way? Then maybe some breakthrough in facial recognition could be run against the whole site and some matches could be made. I have a bunch of unknown old photos, too. I'll try to get them all posted here.
May 20, 2014 · posted to the photo Unknown Baby, Exeter Album #1