Circa 1900-1920s photograph album, approximately 10-1/4" x 7", that belonged to a Mary Casey. Some of the photographs containing scenery have been identified as from the Amesbury, Massachusetts, area, including the powder house, a church and the chain bridge.
Mary's middle initial might be a G or an L or other letter. Casey could have been her maiden name or married name.
There are several photographs of the powder house and one of a young lady sitting "on Powder House", as if to say on Powder House Hill.
A postcard of the powder house at Amesbury, Massachusetts:
The photograph of the church in the album, and a photograph of St. Joseph Catholic Church at Amesbury, Massachusetts:
A bridge in the background in two of the photographs in the album and a postcard showing the chain bridge at Amesbury, Massachusetts.
Establishing that some of the photographs in the album were taken at Amesbury, Massachusetts, does not necessarily mean that Mary Casey lived there, but I tend to think that she lived where Amesbury was at least within day trip distance.
Other clues in the album are the names:
- Eva Mary, a child
- Dorothy, photos as a child and as a young woman, unless a different Dorothy
- Peggy, a child
- Mr. Good
- Ruth and Shep; sadly only their names remain, so I don't know if they were adults or children
- Till, young woman
- Irene, young woman
- "George" - a young woman
If you recognize any of the scenes and/or can tie in all of the names together to identify Mary and her family, please leave a comment or contact me directly.
See the entire album below; sorry the music cuts out early.
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