Stephen has several photographs of himself taken between 1865 and 1872. During the school year 1869/70, he spends $2.50 on pictures. His entire income for the year was about $120.00.
He is married in July of 1870. Is this a photo to give to his fiancé, Jennie Kincaid, or part of a wedding picture album?
In a digression from the story, I am posting a picture of my father, Burton H. Barber, at the same age. The resemblance he bears to his great grandfather is striking.