My mother's mother, Helen Marguerite (RIBBLE) Bradley, assembled these photos in a large picture frame.
Then she wrote out by hand, on the brown mat, a short description of each photo and how the people in it were related to her.
After she died, these photos were stored away at my parent's house. I found them several years ago when we were moving mom and dad into an apartment.
Bless her heart, she used some pretty strong glue to affix these old images (including some tintypes) to the backboard. But I was able to carefully remove and scan each one to preserve them for the future and to be able to share them with others.
I don't know very much about my RIBBLE, FREED, WALP and SHIELDS ancestors. Please contact me if you have any information that will help me fill in this part of the family tree.
Click HERE to open a gallery where each image can
be viewed along with the DESCRIPTION that my grandmother wrote.
"Ancestors of Helen Marguerite Ribble"
"Hourglass Tree of Calvin Ribble"