The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#121) - Grandma Alice and Great Uncle Tommy Howe (1911)

Every Friday The Psychogenealogist shares a "Pic of the Week." The intent is to encourage thought and imagination about the spaces where psychology, genealogy, and history converge.

The photo for this week is not an original print. It is clearly an image that has been reprinted on modern photographic paper. I loved the image so much though that I thought it was worth sharing.

Written on the back, in likely a modern blue ball point pen, is:


Grandma Alice (Howe) Jenkins - 6 mos.

Great Uncle Tommy Howe - 7 years


These are presumably Howe siblings but I know nothing beyond that.

I have not done any research on this family. It is possible that this photo came from the same set as another Pic of the Week, but I am not remembering where I got it from.


  • Who was Alice (Howe) Jenkins and what is her story?

  • Who was Tommy Howe and what is his story?

  • Presumably the person writing on the back is a descendent of Alice’s (I’m guessing a granddaughter). Who is she and what is her story?

  • Where might the original photograph be?

  • How did this reprint end up on eBay or in an antique store (the two likeliest places I found the print)?

I would love to hear your thoughts about these questions or other ideas that occur to you about the photo. Please feel to leave a comment below!any

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