Ellis Album

Ellis Album, Photo 80 – Jacob Spackman

Jacob Spackman

Another mystery photo.

At least great-grandma was consistent and put all of the mystery photos together.  I’m sure they weren’t a mystery to her, but they must either be distant relations or family friends to have earned a spot in her album.

This happy man is Jacob Spackman.  I believe he is the same Jacob Spackman seen here.  He lived in the right place to have known Great-Grandma Ellis.



This photo comes from the thirty-fifth page of the album.  Here are pages thirty-four and thirty-five to give context for this photo:

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This post is part of a series sharing this wonderful old family photo album.  You can learn more about the album here.


2 thoughts on “Ellis Album, Photo 80 – Jacob Spackman”

  1. Jolly Jacob! Makes you smile just looking at him. Do you ever wonder how many photos have been tossed over the years? All those pictures which were not quite perfect might be someone’s treasure today.

    1. Jolly Jacob! I love it!!! ❤️

      Oh yes – my own Grandma (the daughter of the photographers) was notorious for throwing things away. Journals, photos, letters. I rescued a lovely 11×17 of her mother that was headed for the dumpster on the day I stopped by. It hangs in my office and I love it. It’s even hand-painted by ggma. (Insert lots of head shaking and sighing here.)

      But you hit the nail on the head – “All those pictures which were not quite perfect might be someone’s treasure today.” Even a very poor photo of an ancestor would be better than no photo of that ancestor.

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