This photograph was found in St Louis, Missouri, along with many others depicting members of the Micheau family of Prairie du Rocher and Sparta, Illinois. No living relative among those that I interviewed had anyy idea who he might be. Is this a family member? A friend? How old? Occupation? Just what is his story? When was the picture taken and by whom? Who had it matted? Was the portrait a gift to someone?
There may be someone on the planet who can answer these questions . . .
Photograph: Subject, Photographer, and date unknown
Original in the possession of Craig Manson, Carmichael, California
Article created for 9th Edition of Smile for the Camera
January 3, 2009 Saturday at 10:22 pm