Today’s tidbit is an old picture from my wife’s family.
The writing on the back of this picture says:
“Mr. (and) Mrs. C.T. Whittemore from Mr. (and) Mrs. J.A. Winsor those fish weighed 30 lbs. apiece”
Christopher Whittemore, my wife’s great-great grandfather, was born 31 March 1844 and lived in Eldred (McKean County), PA at the time of this picture. Known as “Crit” by most folks, he married Josephine Duryea. At this point, I do not know which one was Crit, nor who the others are. I believe one of the ladies is Jo. (I do have other pictures of them where they are identified, but they are much older than here.)
BY THE WAY, I don’t know that they were IN Eldred when they caught these fish!