Wednesday, July 18, 2012

(Not-So-) Wordless Wednesday: Elizabeth (Elžbieta Benevičiūtė) Banevich Guokas, circa 1900-1910

This is my maternal great-grandmother, Elizabeth (Elžbieta Benevičiūtė) Banevich Guokas (1875-1929).  We're not sure exactly when the photograph was taken, but the photographer information at the bottom provides some clues.  According to Catching Shadows: A Directory of 19th-Century Texas Photographers by David Haynes (page 49),  Harper & Co. was at 507 and 1/2 Main  in 1899-1901.  Further research in Houston city directories online at the Houston Area Digital Archives indicates the company was still at this address through 1917, and then moved to 407 and 1/2 Travis from 1918 through 1922.  The company does not appear in the 1923-24 city directory.  As my great-grandmother looks rather young in this photograph, I think it was taken sometime between 1900 and 1910.

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