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Object ID # 1990.021.011
Title Elizabetha Ruppenthal (nee Schwab)
Object Name Print, Photographic
Credit line In Memory of Edwin Miller
Date Early 20th-century
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Description Oval-framed photograph (from waist upward) of a stern looking elderly woman wearing a high-necked, dark coloured blouse, and with her hair in a bun. The wooden photograph frame has wooden-beaded decoration, and a brown colouration, and a convex oval glass. This early 20th-century photograph was taken of Mrs. Elizabetha Ruppenthal (neé Schwab), a farm wife of Normanby Township, Grey County.


Photographer Unknown
Collection Museum Photograph Collection
Provenance The item was formerly owned by Caroline and John Miller. The Millers lived in a farm house south of Hanover, Normanby Township, Grey County. The previous owner, Mrs. Dorothy Miller (neé Miller), was married to Edwin Miller, a brother of the last two occupants of the Miller farmhouse. They were twin brothers, Noah and Aaron Miller. The woman shown in the photograph was their maternal grandmother, Elizabetha Ruppenthal (nee Schwab), who was born in 1842 and died in 1923.
People Miller, John & Caroline
Ruppenthal, Jacob and Elizabetha