Rhodes Family Treasures

Civil War Photos

Donated by Jacki Frederick Coolidge

 


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Unknown Old Soldiers Home, c.1900-1910
Can you help identify this photo or the people in it?

This photo was marked "Pa." on the back. However, as George Rhodes was called "Father" not "Pa" we don't know what "Pa." could stand for other than possibly Pennsylvania. It is known that George was active in the service at the old soldiers home in Bath, NY around the turn of the century.

 


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Mushroom Park, Garden of the Gods, Colorado, c. 1890-1910
Can you help identify the men in this photo?

The man on the top left may be George Rhodes. Note the G.A.R. emblems on their hats.

 


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Winney House Reunion
Can you help identify these men?

The man in the light colored suit may be George Rhodes. Note the G.A.R. emblems on some of their hats. This photo was taken in Northville in front of the Winney House hotel, likely in the early 1900s. The Winney House burned down in 1909. This is likely the Northville, Roderick Matheson, G.A.R. Post 322.

 


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Unknown Drummer Boy, c. late 1890s to 1905
Can you help identify this boy?

The boy in this photo is likely related to the Rhodes or Barlow family. The matboard and semi-glossy albumen print is used in dating the photo. This photo was likely taken out doors.

 


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Unknown Civil War Soldier
Can you help identify this man?

This soldier might be the same man as the veteran in the family picture to the right.

Unknown Civil War Soldier's Family
c.1890-91
Can you help identify this family?

Note the father is wearing his G.A.R. medal and his wife is wearing her National Women's Relief Corps medal. As the National Women's Relief Corps wasn't formed until 1883. The photo dating is based on the women's clothing.

 


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Unknown Civil War Soldier
Can you help identify this boy?

This is a very young boy, perhaps 13 or 14, as he doesn't look old enough to shave yet. Young but he's seen enough for a lifetime. He's seen a lot. He's in the service at the time of the picture and his uniform is shot, practically falling apart. That's a painted backdrop, a handpainted canvas that a traveling / itenerant photographer (in a wagon) would have set up in the field somewhere.