Drusilla (Collins) Robinson Family Album

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A velveteen album with a music box in the base, in fair condition. There are 33 drop down pages of mixed CDV and cabinet-size photos, dates ranging from about 1865 to 1900. This most likely belonged to Drusilla (Collins) Robinson and her husband Joseph E Robinson. It is likely that their daughter, Nellie Bean (Robinson) Curtis (1859-1939) also added photos, especially of the Curtis family she married into.

Provenance: The album passed down to her great-grandaughter, Elizabeth (Beth) Stocking Seale. Current custodian since 2010, RHSeale. The first two photos, displayed prominently, are two who died at a young age, Stanley Curtis and Harvey Robinson

Thumbnail photos, in album sequence. As the album opens with two cover leaves, photos of Stanley Jonathan Curtis (1882-1885) and Harvey Johnson Robinson (1868-1901) are on facing pages - the significance being that both died young, so hold a special place in Drusilla's album.

Stanley Curtis after death, left album cover
J Harvey Robinson, right album cover
Mary McGillis 1896, p1a
Page 1b, Unknown woman
Page 2a empty
page 2b, Unknown woman
Page 3a, "L M Apr 9, 1891"
page 3b, Clements cousin?
4a Unknown man
4b Unknown woman
5a Unknown woman (same as 15a?)
Lyman Merriman? p5b
Cora Merriman with Minnie and David, p6a
page 6b, unknown couple
Joseph C Howland
Lena Howland, p7b
P K Burhans, page 8a
Unknown baby, page 8b
Florence R Curtis, p9a
Nelle K Hartley, p9b
page 10a, unknown woman
Nelle Hartley, p10b
Ernest D Porter, p11a.
Frank C Hartley, page 11b
John S Robinson, p12a
Nelle Hartley, page 12b
Alfred B Curtis, p13a
Jennie T Curtis, p13b
"Bessie Drusilla Curtis" p14
Louise Collins p14b
15a, unknown woman (same as 5a?)
Betty, Dana, and Edith Curtis, p15b
Joseph, Bess Robinson; Fannie, Jerome Bishop, p16a
page 16b, unknown
Page 17a and 17b are empty
Josephine Robinson, p18a
Evaline Walker Collins? page 18b
Charles B Curtis, page 19a
Josephine and Mary Robinson, p19b
page 20a, unknown girl
Louisa J Strickler, p20b
page 21a unknown young girl
J Harvey Robinson, page 21b
Georgiana Kirk and Lena Robinson, page 22a
Nellie Bean Robinson, page 22b
Albert Curtis age 16, p22b
Albert Curtis, p22b
Albert Curtis, p22b
Note that several photos were all tucked into page 22b
Joseph Child Howland, page 23a
Lena Howland, p23b, similar uploaded elsewhere
Bessie (Betty) Curtis, 2 photos, p24a, similar to others
Drusilla and Eleanor Robinson? p24b
Nelly B Robinson, age ~2, p24b
Lulu and Helen(?) Collins, sisters, 24b
Page 24b, Robinson family album
Edith Curtis about age 2, page 24b
Homer P Hartley, page 25a
Louise Collins, page 25b
Curtis kids and their uncle Harvey Robinson, p26a
Eleanor Robinson, p26b
John Wilson and Albert Curtis, p26b
Minnie Merriman, page 27a
Dana Curtis, page 27a
Betty and Edith Curtis, page 27b
Lou (Collins) Strickler, page 28a
Dana Wightman Curtis, page 28a
Possible Curtis daughter, page 28a
28b, commercial CDV of Mary Todd Lincoln
Album spaces 29a, 29b, 30a, and 30b (cabinet size) are all empty
Unknown girl, page 31a
Albert J Curtis, p31b
Dana W Curtis, p31c
Page 32, 3 CDV spaces are empty.
Unknown woman, page 33a
Drusilla and daughter, page 33b
Gates Curtis, p33c

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