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JACB_AN001_0149 | by Greene Connections
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Photograph of William Francis Jacobs and Mildred King on a float designed and made by Joseph Warren Jacobs, taken in front of the Jacobs home at the east corner of First and Washington Streets, Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania. Handwritten inscription on back of photograph reads: "Float representing the American Emblem, Uncle Sam and Columbia. Designed and made by J. Warren Jacobs for the Democratic Election Demonstration, at Waynesburg, Pa., Nov. 20, 1916. The Eagle - a specimen killed near Rices Landing about the year 1897, and mounted by J. Warren Jacobs. The Boy (Uncle Sam) William Francis Jacobs, age 14, son of J. Warren Jacobs. The Girl (Columbia) Mildred King, age 13, daughter of Charles King, Attorney, Waynesburg, Pa. See the big one-half man on the left edge. That's Ben Jacobs, age 16, height 104 in. weighs 190 lbs. Picture taken on south-east corner First and Washington St., Waynesburg, Pa. Jacobs residence in background."


Original, professional photograph from Babbitt, Waynesburg, Pa.


The Jacobs-Kent Series probably began with Eleanor Ann (Kent) Jacobs [1832-1902], wife of Henry Moore Jacobs, and daughter of David Kent & Elizabeth Barnes. Eleanor's photographs were passed to her son Joseph Warren Jacobs [1868-1947] to his daughter Helen Mae (Jacobs) Fonner [1922-1999] to her daughter Anna (Fonner) Blystone who with her husband, George Blystone, owned and shared the photographs with the Greene Connections: Greene County, Pennsylvania Photo Archives Project in 2005. Each generation added to the collection with photographs from their own family and in-laws. The Jacobs-Kent Series is a part of the Helen Mae (Jacobs) Fonner Collection.

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Taken on November 20, 1916