Boy in Cap
Notes: "I also bought another picture of a little [boy]
in a cap. The cap has some writing on it but the only word I can read is Bryan...
The pictures [J.M. Dean and boy in cap] were both purchased at the same estate sale. There were other photos, I assume all were from the same family. I believe that there were indications that made me believe that they were all from the upper mid-west." - Bob Wunderlich
Notes: a.k.a., John Dean, Mack Dean, and most often, J.M. Dean.
Is this the same man as seen in the photo below? Are these two men the same?
"I believe this is Johnson McFadden Dean, who was a hardware store owner and tinner in Marengo. I think he had a store on the square. He was the son-in-law of William Snavely, who is probably the man below. He was my great grandfather." - Margaret Wenzel
Notes: Is this the same man as in the photo above left?
"I believe this is William Alexander Snavely, a businessman from Marengo in front of his store on the square. He lived in Marengo for years. He married a great aunt, Mary Jane Dean.
"Of course, I’m not sure that the pictures are of two different people. The way they are standing in such a similar manner, could mean they are of the same person!" - Margaret Wenzel
Is the building on the end the same building pictured in the photo above? It appears to be so.
circa 1996 Photographer
: Margaret Wenzel
Notes: "I visited Marengo about 10 years ago [circa 1996] and took some pictures around the square and I think this building was still standing at that time." - Margaret Wenzel
Notes: "These might be three Snavely sisters, Nellie (b. 1866), Bessie (b. 1871), and Catherine (b. 1875)—all born to William A. Snavely and Mary Jane Dean Snavely.
"Nellie married a McFall and a Smiley." - Margaret Wenzel
Verso: "Olmsted & White Photograph, Gem Gallery, Opposite Clinton House, Iowa City, Iowa. These pictures can be finished in a few minutes, taken just as well on cloudy days, and will never fade."
Notes: "Could be Johnson M. Dean and Mary Elliott, since they lived there in 1870. Again, I'm not sure who it is!" - Margaret Wenzel