Behold the most epic moustache in the history of epic moustaches:
|Uncle Ezra Briggs|
It must have required an incredible amount of maintenance, something like to Mr. Poppleton's I imagine.
|Aunt Clara Briggs|
I wonder what that thing on his head is, perhaps some sort of giant furry military cap?
|Uncle Ephram Briggs|
His watch chain has me confused, it's all weird and stringy. [Update: I am now more convinced than I was before that it's braided leather, having recalled the mention of a leather strap used as a watch chain in a Christmas story that that I read in middle school. Papa thinks it's leather also.]. His shirt too, gingham with a white collar? It also looks like there is something white and fluffy in his pocket.
|Aunt Adaline (Adeline?) Briggs|
|A group portrait, I'm not sure exactly who is who, these names are extra scrawly.|
I will attempt to read the names, but they are not easy to make out. Starting from the top right; Barbara(I'm not at all sure about this one since whoever wrote it made a mistake and wrote over it rather than erase it.) Thomas, Will Lindsay, Clara Briggs, This one looks like Jrid and that can't be right(Could it be Jared with the A accidentally left out?) but the last name is definitely Briggs, Mary Thomas, Angie Briggs.
I think I got the last names right, since Briggs and Lindsay have appeared in the album before and there were two named Thomas, but the first names are nearly illegible. Are there any handwriting experts reading this?
|Mrs Don Plummer|
|Aunt Lydia McBride|
Very nice choker and earrings though.
|Aunt Lydia & Judson B.|
|Grandpa Judson Briggs|
I've got a picture of him when my Grandfather was young and he looks quite a bit older(and he's lost all his lovely, wavy hair), but it might be the same guy.
|Mrs E Plummer Aunt Han?|
|No name for this one. There's a small scribble on the upper right, but I'm not sure what it is.|
Most of the men's jackets in this album have very small lapels, or very large lapels. I like these wide lapels better.
|Uncle John McBride|
|G.W. White & Wife|
And that concludes the first of 4 19th century albums. You may use these photos if you wish but you must send a link back to the source! Any insight into the unusual details on these outfits is most welcome, I don't know all that much about 19th century fashion.