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Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday's Photo: Making Comparisons - Dollie Wylie

I have a lot of old pictures that need names. Every few years, I pull out the pictures to look for more clues.  I have had this picture of a woman in black since the late 1990s.  My father thought that it might have been one of his teachers or a teacher friend of his sister, DeRay. So far, no one had claimed her. 

About 1912. When and Where?

So. . . . . in June, I was going to the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree. One thing on my to do list was to see Maureen Taylor, a photo expert.  For a fee, she will look at your pictures and help to date and compare by looking at styles of hair and clothing, the type of photograph and so much more. I decided that this is one of the pictures that I would take. When I scanned and enlarged the photo, I realized that her mouth was one that I had seen before - a Bryan family trait. I went through all of the Bryan family pictures looking for that trait and I found several others - some too sad to put out for the whole world to see. 

Just a few pictures of Bryan family members with the turned down mouth -  Bottom Row: Redic E. Bryan (my grandfather), the next two are Harriet Albritton Bryan (my grandfather's mother), and the final picture in this row is Terrell Little Bryan Biggs (my grandfather's sister). The top picture on the left is Dorothy "Dollie" Elizabeth Harriett Bryan Wylie (also my grandfather's sister).  

I think that my unknown picture is Dollie Wylie. Maureen Taylor agreed.  What do you think?



Diana

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