Posted by: marthabernie | June 23, 2015

John F. McMenus – ABout 1898

scan0118gThis is an early photo of my great uncle, John Francis McMenus, taken around 1898 or 1899 before he married.  The photo is only one inch by 5/8 inch and is pasted onto a little card which has purple flowers and “A Merry Christmas” on the reverse side.  The card is also very small, about 1-1/2 inch by 2 inches total.  There is also a smudge and stain at the top of the photo side and “John McMenus” written across the bottom.  These tiny photos were very popular around 1900 and were traded among the young people, after calling cards became less popular.


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