Friday, March 1, 2013

Friday's Faces From the Past ~ Unidentified Photo ~ 1

My second cousin once removed emailed some photos to me that were in a family photo album that he inherited from our Buck ancestors.

The photo album belonged to my 2nd great-grandmother Nancy Ann Stafford Buck. Unfortunately there is no clue as to who are in these photos that were taken in Nottingham.

Thanks to this wonderful new blogging prompt Friday's Faces From the Past suggested by Smadar Belkin Gerson of Past-Present-Future, I am more motivated to post them in the hopes that someone out there may be able to identify them.

I decided to post this one first because I think there is a striking resemblance to my great-great uncle Leonard Buck. What do you think?

Leonard Buck
Nancy Ann Stafford was married to James Buck.  So I would think that the album held Buck family members as well as Stafford, Taylor, and possibly Dobb and Meakin.

Nancy was born 3 Apr 1849 in Arnold, Nottinghamshire, England to Henry and Elizabeth Taylor Stafford.

James was born 25 May 1843 in Hucknall Torkard, Nottingham, England to Joseph and Mary Dobb Buck. Mary's mother was Hannah Dobb, but we don't know who her father was. She was adopted by Mary's husband Thomas Meakin. Hannah had two children with Thomas, hence the possibility of Meakin family members included in the album.

The old cabinet card photo was taken by Frederick Herbert Smith in Nottingham. He is listed in the 1891 Nottingham census as a photographer, but by 1901 he had moved to London.  So that might give some kind of a clue as to when the photo was taken.

Leslie Ann

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