I was so excited when I got this photo in the mail today.
I was looking through some of my Buck genealogy and remembered that this photo existed and wondered why I didn't have a copy. It was in grandma Smedley's genealogy book that I used to look through every time I was at her house. I figured that aunt Cloree had her book now so I called her and asked if she would send me a copy.
The photo is of my great-great grandpa and grandma Buck and their family in front of their house in Arnold, Nottinghamshire, England. Unfortunately it isn't dated and there are no names listed. I estimated it to have been taken in late 1890 or early 1891 because gr-great-grandpa died Mar 1891 and the youngest child was born Jan 1889.
I know for sure which one is the father, but the others I identified from their birth dates and photos of the children when they were grown.
The two boys in front of the white fence Leonard and Ernest Buck. In the right hand corner is Sybil, gr-great-grandma Nancy holding Adela, and Percival. Standing behind the shrubs are Jim, Luther, Flora, Ida (great-grandma Smedley), gr-great-grandpa James, and Gertrude.
I don't know why, but this picture of James Buck always reminded me of a pirate from an old black and white movie. But he wasn't a swash buckler, he was a coal miner.