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Lena Benner Graden

 From: Shelley Cardiel []
Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 4:34 PM
Subject: [BENNER] BENNER Family Photograph

I've "rescued" a group of Erie, Pennsylvania photographs including a photograph of Lena BENNER GRADEN taken at the F. Wm. Weber Studio at 851 E. 9th St. in Erie, PA. The photograph was likely taken in the 1890's or early 1900's and Lena appears to be in her 30's at the time. In addition to this photograph I also recovered the following photographs from the same source:

Photograph of E???ana WAGNER taken at the Sunbeam Gallery at the Corner of 7th & State Streets in Erie, PA. I can't make out some of the letters of the first name, however, my very best guess would be Eumana or Ennana. The photograph was probably taken in the 1880's and she appears to be in her late teens at the time. The handwriting on this photograph is the same as that which appears on the back of Lena's photo.

A third photograph also came from the same source though the handwriting is not the same. That is of Bill & Ted STATTON and was taken at the W. B. Weber Studio 401 W. 18th Street in Erie, PA. That photograph also appears to have been taken in the 1890's or early 1900's with the children being between 1-4 years of age at the time.

I don't know what the connection between the three photographs might be, though I mention it just in case it provides a clue. I'm hoping to find someone from Lena's family so that this beautiful photograph can be returned to the family. If you are a member of this family or know someone who might be, please contact me.