Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Glass Plate Negative Identified ~ Becomes a Family's Cherished Treasure

The following are letters of appreciation received for finding, scanning and posting these photos.

The home with eleven people standing in front with the white pointed trim on the front windows and door was taken in 1878 or 1879. It is the home of William and Ellen Grames Lake (My great grand parents)The people are my grandparents and the small girl in front of her mother is my grand mother Rosie Lake. Rosie was born in Mt. Pleasant and married Herbert Farnworth the son of George Farnworth. George Farnworth was one of several original families who were sent by Brigham Young to establish Mt. Pleasant. 


My name is Richard Jackson and you have posted a home on the Mt Pleasant Museum web site which I have identified as the one my Grandmother Rosie Lake Farnworth was born in.  It belonged to my great grand parents William Lake and Ellen Grames Lake.  It is located in Mt. Pleasant and I have attached two pictures of it.  The top one is the one our family took in 1966 and the bottom one is the one you posted on your web site.  It appears as though my 1966 picture reveals some remodeling on the home over the years.  The family in front of the home is that of my great grandparents William and Ellen Grames Lake taken about 1878 or 1879.  If you happen to have a high resolution picture of this, I would love to have it so I can print a larger picture with out the graininess.
Thank you so much for posting this picture!
Richard E. Jackson
Farnworth Family Historian and Geneologist
Farnworth blog:


Thank you so much Tudy,
   This is now a cherished treasure to our family.  You may not know but the mother here (Ellen Grames Lake) died shortly after this picture was taken and none of us have ever had an actual photograph of her, only a painting.  We will be forever grateful for you work on these pictures!

Note:  Tudy Standlee has found a way to scan these glass plate negatives and effectively bring them into clearer focus better than we were ever able to do it before.

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