This photo is my new treasure!
It is a photo of my great-grandfather, John Costello. It is the only known photo of him from before his marriage to my great-grandmother in 1919. The only known copy of this photo belongs to John’s daughter, Virginia. Virginia’s niece, one of my Mom’s first cousins, took a picture of this picture and emailed it to me. I was so delighted to open that email and see this photo for the first time!!
The back is unlabeled and Aunt Virginia does not know the identities of any of the other people in the photo.
Happy Thursday, I hope you will scan and share a special, rare family photo today! xoxo
9 thoughts on “Photograph Showcase: John Costello!”
Very exciting! How did she know this was John? It looks like some kind of musical group.
Good question, Amy! Her photo collection is tiny and this is one of two photos she has of her father. He died in the 60s (she was born in the 20s) and they were very close. She identified the photo as being of him. It certainly looks exactly like him.
I wonder if it was some sort of dance…? Now, if those New York prison records include a photo, I have something to compare it with!!
Ah, so his daughter did the identification, not the niece. That makes sense!
I feel like I know him! How wonderful to have a photo of his young self!
Thank you, Judy! I am delighted!!! After I get back from RootsTech, I need to print and frame it. ❤️
He’s so handsome.
Thank you, Luanne! ❤️
How wonderful to have this photo — a little bit of icing on the most fascinating cake!!
Yes it is! Thank you, Su. ❤️