Emma & Seth are my 2nd great-grandparents. I’ve written about them a few times this year. I shared the confusing details about the name of their oldest son. I shared the lovely portrait of Emma with her three oldest surviving children. Lastly, I shared the sad tale of their son Orval and his tragic death in a train accident.
I have several photos of Seth & Emma. Actual photos that I can hold in my hand and scan and share. This photo of their wedding day is not among them. I have a very old color copy that was given to my grandmother that I scanned at the highest resolution reasonable and this is as good as it gets. Normally I share the best of what I have. But in this case, this is all that I have of their wedding. So I share it here because this is certainly better than no photo. But I also share it in the hopes that one day, the descendant who has the original may happen across this post and then choose to scan and share the original as a higher quality image.
Cousins! Let’s get together and preserve and share this photo and any others that exist of Seth and Emma. <3
Now about that date handwritten on the bottom. Seth and Emma were married 20 January 1901 in Chicago. That fact is not in question. I think this photo was just likely mislabeled at some point. I can’t imagine they took it a full year after they were wed. Although, stranger things have happened. 😉
Happy Thursday! I hope you make a fantastic photo discovery very soon. If not, if you happen to have a special original photo, please scan and share with your cousins. xoxo