Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Wordless Wednesday ~ Henry Clay Copeland ~ 52 Ancestors #20

I am participating in this year's 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks writing challenge from Amy Johnson Crow. Each week has an optional writing prompt but this week, instead of using the prompt, I'm sharing another photograph from my aunt.

Henry Clay Copeland was born in Norridgewock, Maine, in 1832, and died in 1912 in Calais, Maine. I don't think I've ever seen a photograph of him and my aunt had four copies of this same image. This appears to be the clearest one.

Following is the backside of another of the images showing three different handwritten notes (suggesting he was 41 years old) as well as the photographer's imprint.

July 1873
Henry Clay Copeland
[sideways:] Eastport - Aug. 21, 1873

The photographer was Davis Loring, owner of Loring's New Rooms in Eastport, Maine. (I looked him up at Langdon's List of 19th & Early 20th Century Photographers.)

I have written about this second great-grandfather at Henry Copeland ~ Lumberman and Military Monday ~ Henry Clay Copeland.

Henry Clay Copeland
Lowell Copeland
Lowell Townsend Copeland
My mother


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    1. I have so many photos already that I'm thrilled when I find another one! Thanks for the comment.