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Re: Kepharts in Philadelphia, PA (or at least PA)
Posted by: Linda Talley (ID *****3042) Date: June 19, 2006 at 00:26:53
In Reply to: Re: Kepharts in Philadelphia, PA (or at least PA) by Linda of 635

I agree with you completely, Linda, of the importance of photographs to a family's history. Anytime I come across something that seems of particular interest, a very old family portrait, matriarch and patriach photographs, I always make an attempt to restore them to their natural home. I have no problem holding onto the photographs as long as necessary. Three of the photos are of Harry Kephart and sibling's family houses, not something you are likely to encounter every day. (The houses are so oddly similar.) And there is something quite charming about that picture I mentioned where the unidentified Mrs. Kephart discusses the family farmhouse having all of its windows knocked out in a storm, and then goes on to draw a multi-ring diagram to show the size of the hail stones responsible. That is the kind of color that tells us who our ancestors really were as real people, beyond the silver gelatin image on paper, and may really be of more value than the photos themselves.

Let us have an agreement, between Lindas. You locate their proper homes, and I'll see that they get there. (My scanner is not set up right now, but if you feel safe sending me your email address, I will see that you get images ASAP of every photo I have that I believe may be of any interest to you at all.)


Take good care,

Linda


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