If you have a query about a
photographer & wish to have it added here, please contact Connie
Snyder. This page is for those who want to add a few
photos from ancestral photographers, with their query. Limit of 5
photos per submitter.
I would like to submit
two photos for now, under the photographer Joseph A. Newberry
who was an itinerant photographer with his wife Charlotte in
Orchard, Nebraska. We are looking for more photos by this man,
and hope to find the whole collection someday. He took photos for
postcards and also did portraits. The imprint on his photos is show
in the photo here of the Blain family. It was done with a metal
press to emboss the cardboard frames around the photos or postcards.
The Blain family photo description is as follows:
This is a four generation picture. Rev.
Bartley Blain is Leonard's great grandfather. He is the
gentleman in the center of the picture. He was born in Steuben
County, New York on the 5th of March 1832 and died in Page, Holt
County, Nebraska on the 19th of November 1918. He served in the
Civil War in Minnesota and was a current rider Methodist minister.
He said the service for my great grandmother, Almira Fry Newberry in
1899. Bratley Blain's great grandfather was John Blain who lived and
died in Warwick , Orange County, New York.
Nellie Blain Smith Adams, daughter of Bartley Blain, married James
Rollo Smith first and he is the father of Julie Olive Smith. Nellie
married second Joel Winfield Scott Adams. Nellie is the lady on the
left side of the picture.
Julie Olive (Smith) Adams, daughter of James Rollo and Nellie Blain
Smith, is on the right side of the picture. She married John
Henderson Adams, son of Joel Winfield Scott and Martha (Fee) Adams.
Julie married her stepbrother.
The little girl is Mary Royce Adams, daughter of John Henderson and
Julie Olive (Smith) Adams. The last we heard her was living in El
Paso, Texas and was the oldest of ten children. Leonard's mother was
the sixth child after five brothers and Mary.
This photo is of Joseph A.
Newberry, the photographer, with his family. We would like
to locate a repository of his work if anyone has a clue where to
look. This same Newberry family had another descendant named John
Marshall Newberry who was also a photographer in Missouri and Iowa.
J. M. Newberry had a photographic studio in Leando, Iowa, and moved
to Wyconda, Clark Co. Missouri later on. He would be a cousin of
Joseph Newberry. Either person's work we would be pleased to find
more examples of.
Thanks for your help on this.
Sue Simonich and Donna Mae
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