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Circa 1860s photo of Janie and Annie Pierce

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Circa 1860s photo of Janie and Annie Pierce

Posted: 1545871078000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Pierce
I purchased the subject undated studio portrait of two young girls. The mount bears no studio name and location. The back of the mount has penciled handwriting, some of which is illegible:

"M. W. Hendrix?

Mr. Merrill Hendrix?

Perry County

Janie & Annie Pierce
Granny & Aunt Janie"

Assuming this is is a reference to Perry Co., IL, likely candidates for this sibling pair are Jane Keziah Pierce (1864-1940) and Thersa Ann Pierce (1865-), daughters of John C. Pierce (1839-1873) and Kezia Beard (1839-1916). A photo of Jane attached to a Public Member Tree closely resembles the older girl depicted in the photo.

Contact me for free scans.

Paul A. Peterson

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