My great grandfather, Lowell Copeland, was born in Calais, Maine, on October 5, 1862, and died in Princeton, New Jersey, on December 24, 1935. I have collected quite a few images of him, the following framed image thanks to my second cousin, Suzanne.
This is a framed portrait of Lowell Copeland. Following is a close up of the photograph that I estimate was taken in about 1864.
Yes, this is a boy. In the 19th century, all young children were
dressed in dresses. The way you tell it's a boy is because his hair is
parted on the side. (A girl's hair would have been parted in the
This is an image that I have of Lowell Copeland as a boy, "about 6 yrs" noted on the back, so about 1868. I see a resemblance between the earlier photograph and this one: the eyes, the nose, the serious mouth, and those Copeland ears.
This photograph came in an envelope labeled: "For Townsend Copeland. Pictures of his father. I have no picture of your mother alas. Aunt Ruth C."
On the back of the envelope is another a note to my grandfather: "I have divided all pictures of your Father between you + Ruth."
Aunt Ruth C. is Ruth Lyman Greeley (1878-1975) who married Lowell Copeland as his second wife, after his first wife (Ruth's sister, Ethel) died. I wrote about "Aunt Lukie" in two blog posts, starting here.
Lowell Townsend Copeland (later known as Toby) is my grandfather and Ruth is his youngest sister, from whom my cousin Suzanne is descended.