Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Great Grandpa the Cobbler
Since you don't seem to mind my fascination with old family photos, I thought I'd add this one to the collection. I've posted Israel's photo before, standing in front of his house, but I like this one of him doing his thing — cobbling. You can see a boot on the floor.
There are notes on the back of the photo. I didn't know they were there because I had never removed it from the album before. I may never do it again either because it's more like paper than photo paper. He was born in Glen Roberston, died in Cashion's Glen at age 87 in 1922. He was the father of Willie, Mamie, Bertha, Charlotte (my grandmother), David, Donald, and George (2). I think that means that there were two George's, the one that died and another one. I now think that the one in the photo that I showed before must be George 2 who lived.
I have heard of the women Bertha, Charlotte, and Mamie but not very much of the men except maybe for Willie because I remember my mother referring to an Uncle Will. Other notes in the album inform that he was buried in Martintown. I went loking for tombstones in Glen Robertson once but wasn't aware of Cashion's Glen or Martintown at the time.
The version below represent my attempt at restoration. I've cropped away the missing corner, adjusted tonality somewhat, and removed some scratches.