George Gibson was born on September 10, 1879, in Great Doddington, Wellingborough, Northampton to parents John and Emma Gibson (nee Thompson). As mentioned in my post on Teresa, he (they) were married in August 17, 1908 and made their way quickly to Canada. This is a photo of the couple in 1914: While his son […]
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The girl in the lower right hand corner is Teresa Fossey, my grandmother on my mother’s side. She was born in 1880 in Northampton, and married my grandfather George Gibson on August 17, 1908. Canadian passenger ship records indicate they arrived in Quebec (from Liverpool) on the Empress of Britain on August 27, 1908. only […]
This is Charles Lee, my grandfather, about 1905 or so. The uniform is that of the 2nd Life Guards which was one of the first regiments of the British Army, and part of the Household Cavalry. The original large painting was displayed in the Lee household as my father grew up. As the youngest of […]
Once a relatively small photo is scanned, you can easily magnify and examine the details which are simply lost when looking at the original print. The following image is one of those details. That looks like a small pistol, held by a women who I think belongs to the McKay clan. The entire photo is […]
Now these two photographs are baffling to me. Taken in Rotterdam by a P.W. Roemer, who worked somewhere around the 1880’s or so, which certainly fits with the clothing style. They were mixed in with the McKay photographs I have, but of course were no details were noted on the back of the prints (apparently […]
Among the many unlabeled family photographs I have, this one stands out. It is the only tintype (not a film based print, rather a sheet of metal), and as such may date to the 1860’s. However the process was used until the 20th century, so that in itself does not place it in time. It was […]
Prediction that 2 Billion Jobs to Disappear by 2030. If he is right, the impacts to society over the last couple of decades will be dwarfed by those over the next two. Cheers.