Photograph of Stephen 1870

 

1870 Picture

1870 – Stephen D. Wilbur
1960 Picture

1960 – Burton H. Barber

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.

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