Today we look at a portrait of the McElhinney family, location unknown. They are identified on the back as:
Uncle Frank McElhinney
Aunt Meta Montgomery McElhinney
Rae McElhinney Reid
John Harold McElhinney
My assumption is that the older two are Uncle Frank and Aunt Meta, and the younger two are Rae and John. They are an attractive family who appear to be well taken care of, considering their clothing looks nice and clean, their faces are full, and the women have slight smiles.
The photographer’s stamp didn’t quite emboss the folder, so I believe it is E. K. Porter. The name of the city was in tiny letters under a swoop made from the descending K that went under Porter, but since the lower portion of the stamp didn’t take, I cannot make it out. Rats!
UPDATE: Iggy did it again! Frank M McElhinney (abt 1854) and Metta McElhinney (2-11-1854 – 3-26-1919) were parents to Rachel “Rae” (abt 1882) and John Harold. Rae married John Wiley 9-4-1906, and shows a child J. C. Wiley aged 7 years on the 1915 census. See the comments for more details!