Catherine Matheson

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A photo of Catherine Matheson with Marion, Martha, and Doris. This is a studio photo of my ancestor Catherine Matheson (born 1874) and her friends, possibly all teachers in New York, taken in the 1890s or 1900s.
I have drawn a blank with Catherine for a good few years and hope that the other young ladies in the photo will have some descendants who will recognise them?
The names were written on the back but unfortunately there are no Studio/Photographer names to aid further identification.
Thanks for looking.
Date & Place: at Manhattan, in New York, New York United States
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1874 - Unknown
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Updated Nov 23, 2015

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Ancient Faces
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Group of school teachers? This clever photo of Catherine Matheson and friends was taken in Manhattan New York in the 1890s. Catherine was a school teacher and the owner of the photo believes that the others might be teachers as well. Unfortunately, all that is known are their first names. If you have a Marion, Martha or Doris who lived and taught in Manhattan around 1890 in your family tree perhaps this is your ancestor!
Nov 23, 2015 · Reply
Carol Wheeler
Fabulous photo ๐Ÿ‘
Nov 23, 2015 · Reply
Sapphiire Skyy
Good teacher with morals I bet
Nov 23, 2015 · Reply
Linda M. Gigliotti
Female teachers had to be upright. The males could do whatever they liked. Even in the early 1900s female teachers could only work til they were married. Imagine.
Nov 23, 2015 ·
Terri Allen
Great photo.
Nov 23, 2015 · Reply
Sandra Soderer
Marion and Doris are German Names
Nov 23, 2015 · Reply
Kathrin Begemann
And Martha.
Nov 23, 2015 ·
Stevie Starr
That must have theeee hairstyle of the times.
Nov 23, 2015 · Reply
Celeste Williams
Alot of adult ladies of the late Victorian and Edwardian era wore their hair up as adults and the children wore their hair down with pretty ribbons and lace โ˜บ x
Nov 23, 2015 ·
Diane Orrvar Stone
Great picture!
Nov 23, 2015 · Reply
Carol Bostock
Awesome picture
Nov 23, 2015 · Reply
Nadine Heald
Ladies of le Pompadour !! sweet ladies....
Nov 23, 2015 · Reply
Liselott Thoresson
Beautiful picture๐Ÿ˜„
Nov 23, 2015 · Reply
Fruit Tingles
I wonder what life as a woman teacher would have been like way back the.
Nov 23, 2015 · Reply
Jo Vaughn-Hutson
Not easy! Had a few great aunt's that were teacher's in those years.
Nov 23, 2015 ·
Jeanne Lange
I love this photograph. Just lovely.
Nov 23, 2015 ·
Kimberley A Smith-Cooper
But they were more revered and respected back then!
Nov 23, 2015 ·
Clare McCormack
I love this extraordinary photo
Nov 23, 2015 · Reply
Jill Sutton
Beautiful young teachers
Nov 23, 2015 · Reply
Alice Rose
Love the way they are posed for this photo!
Nov 23, 2015 · Reply
Dario Biterski
Nov 23, 2015 · Reply
Emma McCourt
Do we think they'd fit in with a group of young teachers today? Swigging pinot grigio and swearing a lot might not come quite as naturally to them! Thanks for sharing this with us.
Nov 23, 2015 · Reply
Peggy Hauser
Loved that Gibson hairstyle.
Nov 23, 2015 · Reply
Teri Johnston Pilkey
My Grandmother taught on a one room schoolhouse at Port Madison ( WA )
Nov 23, 2015 · Reply
Peggy Guy
The neck ties, the hair styles, etc. great photo!
Nov 23, 2015 · Reply
Judy Dryden
From her expression, the third one down might know what Pinot Grigio tastes like, lol! Got some spunk to her, I think.
Nov 23, 2015 · Reply
Samantha Jean Lonergan-Mitchell
I feel the same about the third one up! Aha
Nov 24, 2015 ·
Willy Dereany
Looks like family
Nov 23, 2015 · Reply
Jennifer Anderson
underpaid and overworked, no equal pay for women back then, would be interesting to see what they were paid as well..
Nov 23, 2015 · Reply
Carole Brooks Fowler
lovely young ladies.
Nov 23, 2015 · Reply
Pierre Lagarde
I see two sisters
Nov 23, 2015 · Reply
Tavi Baker
Top & bottom?
Nov 23, 2015 ·
Pierre Lagarde
Yes >>?
Nov 23, 2015 ·
Jeanne Lange
i love
Nov 23, 2015 · Reply
Jeff Cicotte
Sandy Chumley Cicotte
Nov 23, 2015 · Reply
Kimberley A Smith-Cooper
Amazing and beautiful
Nov 23, 2015 · Reply
Lena Gargano-Reddy
In this photo you can see by the way they dressed and the look in their eyes that are teachers not nowadays you don't know who the teacher is or who the student is
Nov 23, 2015 · Reply
Katy Troyano
Miriam Duncanson
Nov 23, 2015 · Reply
Ronny R. Alders
Teachers for sure! No doubt about it. What a great picture!
Nov 23, 2015 · Reply
Teresa Regenold
Very pretty
Nov 23, 2015 · Reply
Peggy Beegle
They were not allowed to marry!
Nov 23, 2015 · Reply
Teresa Montgomery
Lovely picture!!
Nov 23, 2015 · Reply
Denise Cronin
MaryBeth were there teachers in the family before you?
Nov 23, 2015 · Reply
Rose Gasak
Beautiful yet serious looking teachers
Nov 23, 2015 · Reply
Joy Midkiff Alba
They look like kittens from the vintage Kittens have Mittens books with their hair and bows. :)
Nov 23, 2015 · Reply
Ambra Evans
here's a pic of my great-grandfather's school room
Nov 23, 2015 · Reply
Lena Gargano-Reddy
Love the old fashion wood heater and how teachers table is set for lunch or maybe afternoon tea and all the students have such a serious look obviously the teacher is good at bringing them in line
Nov 23, 2015 ·
Tammy Legg
Those poor kids look so miserable.
Nov 23, 2015 ·
Blytha Dennis Ellis
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Where was this at?
Nov 23, 2015 ·
Ambra Evans
It's a schoolhouse in the big town of Toledo Iowa :) My great grandfather is far left row and 3rd back...other family are scattered throughout the pic, too...
Nov 24, 2015 ·
Bee Rems
and they learned all the important basics ...not like now
Nov 24, 2015 ·
Teresa Regenold
Love the big wood stove in the middle. Grew up with a wood stove best heat ever.
Nov 24, 2015 ·
Carol Bostock
What a lovely class room and the fire in the middle of the room . Bet they were happy children
Nov 24, 2015 ·
Linda Osborne
My mom often spoke of a class room such as this..
Nov 30, 2015 ·
Lena Gargano-Reddy
I remember mymumwhile young had a terrible teacher he was so bad thathe actually through a student out the window for not knowing his tables mind you this was early 1920 s in Calabria Italy
Nov 23, 2015 · Reply
Marilyn Williams Wojton
Not related, but love the picture!
Nov 23, 2015 · Reply
Tamara Ruberu
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Very neatly dressed. Compared to the present day teachers
Nov 23, 2015 · Reply
Norma Cardoza
Love this picture. .they all look so young and beautiful. .
Nov 23, 2015 · Reply
Ken MacKenzie
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Overwhelmed by the response!
Nov 24, 2015 · Reply
Josephine Crossman
lovely ladies
Nov 24, 2015 · Reply
Sharon Beatty Baer Carlton
My mother-in-law taught in a one room school house in Kentucky . Her brother and several other family members were students.
Nov 24, 2015 · Reply
Charly Carrillo
I just love these vintage pics marvelous ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿท๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Nov 24, 2015 · Reply
Judy Birchfield
Then, If a young woman was not married, being a teacher was one of the few jobs open to them. Isn't that right?
Nov 24, 2015 · Reply
Cheryl Arthur
My grandfather was a rural mail carrier, and when it snowed, the rural teacher would catch a ride with him in the sleigh.
Nov 24, 2015 · Reply
Susan Schloss
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Beautiful, artistically planned photo. Love it!
Nov 24, 2015 · Reply
Stephen Zaremba
Would Have been Nice to have Someone Write down the Name and Other things About Them . I know that It is To Late for That. But You can But What You think you Know and Have Other people who Might Know Tell you what They Know. Good For Later on In Life as it is past on to . Other members this Way they Don't have to Guess who and What Year it was And Why.
Nov 24, 2015 · Reply
Guadalupe Cuenca Moreno
they are Teachers I am sure
Nov 24, 2015 · Reply
Paul Hewitt
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Halcyon days!
Nov 24, 2015 · Reply
Cecilia Johnson
I'm looking at the beautiful wood stove !!!!!!
Nov 24, 2015 · Reply
Barb Keen
Great photo!! This site is my favorite, love old photo postcards! I found 3 postcards with different women on them in their graduation gowns.They were from 1896/8 and were from Wellesley College in Massachusetts. I believe ,but can't remember if their names were on the back. I called the college to see if they had records on these women,but unfortunately the records for that year don't exist anymore. Does anyone know if there is another way to find out about these 3 women? It would be great if I could find out what happened to them, and if not,I'll stick to my imagination that they became great contributors to their chosen field that they got their degree in. :)
Nov 27, 2015 · Reply
Terry Bevill
Lovely looking school teachers
Nov 28, 2015 · Reply
Rita Hauler
Those were the best day's thanks for sharing!
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Loie Blackstone
โค๏ธ
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