My grandmother, RUBY BOLTON BROWN, had an older sister GLADYS ADELINE BROWN who married JOSEPH BURTON DRYDEN in 1912 in San Francisco, California.
Back in the spring of 2020, a cousin from the DRYDEN family sent me two very old photo albums that appeared to be from California in the 1860s-1880s. All the photos were in very good condition, but few of them included any sort of clues or information that would help identify the individuals in the photos.
Now, many months later, with the help of other researchers on Ancestry.com, and articles & obituaries in San Francisco newspapers from the time period, I have been able to identify several of the people from the albums. It appears that all of the photos in the albums are from the DRYDEN or TOHER family. None of them are from my grandmother's BROWN family.
For reference, here is the family tree of JOSEPH BURTON DRYDEN b 1887 San Francisco, California. He was the only child of GEORGE HENRY SHEPPARD DRYDEN b 1864 Solano County, California, and MARY ANN TOHER b 1868 San Francisco, California.