Anna Byers and her Irish friends.

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A photo of my maternal Grandmother, Anna Byers McNally. with work place friends. She emigrated with parents and sibs from Germany in 1882 when she was 6. They settled in Penn. and got into the silk mill business. Anna was evidently in charge of a processing room from a picture we have.She met my grandfather, Ernest V McNally,from Conn. who also was in the mills . Married on 07 and moved to Belding, Michigan where the Belding Bros mills were set up. My mother, Helen McNally was born there and her brother, Valentine was born in Penn.After the silk Mills closed in the early 30's the couple managed the Hotel Belding until it closed in early 40's.Don't know the theme of the photo.
Date & Place: at Uknown, in Carbondale, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania United States 18407
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Ancient Faces
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I love photos like these! I wonder what the theme was? Anna Byers McNally with work place friends taken around 1900 in Carbondale Pennsylvania.
May 27, 2016 · Reply
Kathy Pinna
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It looks like little dolls in their hands??
May 27, 2016 · Reply
Brin Ash
It looks like they are holding a tiny celluloid doll.
May 27, 2016 · Reply
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May 27, 2016 · Reply
Melanie Clark
The one the center lady in the chair is holding is larger. I wonder what it could be?
May 27, 2016 ·
Helen Norvell
Love these picture, they tell us so much of the history.
May 27, 2016 · Reply
Karen Stueber
Wonder what their works was? Making little dolls maybe.
May 27, 2016 · Reply
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The photo of a young man died 3 years later any ideal from what he died? let's like: I love photos like these! I wonder what the theme was? Anna Byers McNally with work place friends taWe highlight photos that you share at ancientfaces
May 27, 2016 · Reply
Elyse Craft
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Karen Papocchia Margie Rocco look where the pic was taken
May 27, 2016 · Reply
Sheridan Fenwick
Pretty
May 27, 2016 · Reply
Cheryl Lucas
Really enjoyed the pictures and the history Makes me want to go shopping!
May 27, 2016 · Reply
Jim Retzer
"Irish friends from work" - I wonder if they were manufacturing the original Kewpie dolls?
May 27, 2016 · Reply
Ree Young
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Kewpie dolls were first manufactured in Germany in 1912 and were made of bisque. it wasn't until WWI, when the war affected Europe manufacturing and trade, that American Kewpies were made. They were made of a composite material.

What the ladies are holding might be dolls, but not Kewpies if this photo was taken before 1912, and certainly not made in the US before about 1916.
May 27, 2016 ·
Jim Retzer
>pop< went that theory.
May 27, 2016 ·
Toni Gonzales
Great picture love the stories
May 27, 2016 · Reply
Peggy Gmuca
That's my mom's hometown!! Annie Gaughan- recognize any family?
May 27, 2016 · Reply
Sandra Goulette
Great photo !!!
May 27, 2016 · Reply
Leanne Coringrato
What a great picture!
May 27, 2016 · Reply
Johnny Morys
I wonder whats in their hands, Needles.
May 27, 2016 · Reply
Pauline Anzalone
I also love these pictures . I would have liked to know what they were talking about.
May 27, 2016 · Reply
Teri Haning
My father's family is Byers, from Ravenswood WV on the Ohio River, big family ♡
May 27, 2016 · Reply
Beth Melton
Are they "Penny Dolls" found in Tea cups ??
May 27, 2016 · Reply
Maureen Trant
Looks like an early "Hen Party"🐔🐣🐤🐥🌹~You Go Gals~💞💕💓
May 27, 2016 · Reply
Terri Allen
Very cool picture.
May 27, 2016 · Reply
Jane Lynch
Love this photo! They may be holding good luck charms like this one.
May 27, 2016 · Reply
Donna Appleby
Yep...a fumsup!
May 28, 2016 ·
Roma Wolak
Nie jestem tak jak Wy w temacie ale widzę w tych młodych dziewczynach tyle siły i radości mają w swoich rękach cały świat
May 27, 2016 · Reply
Cathy Pearson
Some sort of bobbins? Like lace making ones maybe?
May 27, 2016 · Reply
Ellie Styles
Not a clue what they are but they're not lace bobbins 😕
May 27, 2016 · Reply
Judith Fadeley-Faltisco
they all look so happy must be breaktime in the plant
May 28, 2016 · Reply
Jessica Murray
I would think they are holding religious icons (Saint So-And-So). Notice that at least one of the girls are wearing crucifixes.
May 28, 2016 · Reply
Melanie Clark
I wonder if it's mother holding the mother doll and each daughter holds a baby doll the others are close friends from work. A cherished picture of family and friends?
May 28, 2016 · Reply
Donna Appleby
Are they holding a " fumsup" lucky charm made of wood and silver?
May 28, 2016 · Reply
Ruby Ruby
beautiful picture
May 28, 2016 · Reply
Elizabeth Majors
There is a convent and nursing school near Carbondale - could be that the ladies were admitted to the Solidarity of Mary
May 28, 2016 · Reply
Lou Ofiaza
Nostalgic
May 28, 2016 · Reply
Diane Elizabeth
Does resemble a kewpie but did they come later ?
May 29, 2016 · Reply
Diane Elizabeth
Thanks for info Ree Young on website.
May 29, 2016 · Reply
Veronique Jossinet Prus-Wieckowski
I love pictures like this too.
May 29, 2016 · Reply
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