I recently had an article published in American Ancestors (published by NEHGS) which explored my journey of identifying a mysterious set of ambrotypes which were found in my grandfather’s workshop.
These were the ambrotypes that were discovered tucked away in my grandfather’s desk, placed out of sight for years, which had never been seen by my grandmother:
Click on the image below to read the full article and discover how this mystery was solved!
As I stated in the article, Henry Emerson Crapo and Isabella Frances Lannigan’s daughter Ada Marion (Crapo) Howland had three children. So if any cousins have labeled duplicates of these ambrotypes or other images of Henry and Isabella Crapo, please let me know!
Have you ever identified an unlabelled family ambrotype, daguerreotype or photograph through genealogical research?
2 thoughts on “Treasure Chest Thursday: Framing the Past: Identifying Crapo Family Ambrotypes”
Congratulations on getting your article published.
So cool. I feel lucky to have seen these in person. Do post a follow-up if you get confirmation on the identities via other relatives and/or photographs!