Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Family of David Bryden & Julia Ann Swallow of Ironton, Sauk Co Wisconsin and Redfield, South Dakota

And here is the second of the three antique photo albums that I recently rescued (see previous post).

This photo album is of the family of DAVID BRYDEN & JULIA ANN SWALLOW of Ironton, Sauk Co Wisconsin.  DAVID BRYDEN was an immigrant from Scotland. JULIA's family was from New York. The album apparently belonged to her. There are no other names or inscriptions in the album

There are over 60 portrait photographs & carte de visite in this photo album, which is remarkably well preserved.  The oldest photos appear to be from the 1860s or 1870s, the most recent from the 1900s. Some of the portraits & carte de visite were from studios in Scotland!

Here is the inscription from the inside cover

I believe the couple on right are DAVID BRYDEN Jr & EULALLA BLAKESEE, from photos that I found on Ancestry public trees.  The child is unidentified, but appears in several other portraits. The portraits were taken at a studio in Redfield, South Dakota.

I suspect this older couple might be DAVID BRYDEN Sr the immigrant and JULIA ANN SWALLOW.

I am in the process of contacting descendants of this family. If anyone has any further information, please contact me.

NOTE 5/4/17: I'm happy to report that this photo album was reunited with a descendant!

Have a great day!


© Betty Tartas  2017

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