Friday, May 31, 2013

Mary and Harry Whitaker, Childhood Photos

Grandma Bonnel's photo album includes several photographs of her young children, Harry Allen Whitaker (born 21 Nov 1893) and Mary Irene Whitaker (born 23 May 1901). The first photo is of Harry as a young boy, still with ringlets, posed with his youngest maternal aunt, Laura Bonnel (b. 1884).
Laura Bonnel and Harry Whitaker, c. 1896
Next is a baby picture of Mary, taken in late 1901 or early 1902. She, her brother and Aunt Laura have those big Bonnel eyes. Photos of Laura in old age look so like Mary that we were more than a little confused telling them apart.
Mary Irene Whitaker, c. 1901
Finally Mary posed with Harry about 1903.
Mary and Harry Whitaker, c. 1903
There are no other childhood photos of the two in the album. The next photo of Mary is at her high school graduation. 


  1. Love the pics -- just noticed a typo on Harry's birthday. I'm sure it's not 1993. The detail in Mary Irene's picture is amazing. What a find.

  2. Thanks, Kathy! Only a century off, but now corrected.

  3. So sweet Susan. And, I can't help noticing how freshly ironed little Mary's dress was in 1901, not a wrinkle to be seen. I'm so glad you now have these images for your collection and to share.


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