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December 6, 2019
 

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A photographic joke

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Bluffton pioneer photographer, Will A. Triplett, had an interesting sense of humor. This photo is a photographer's "set up." There are several items to check.

For example, the colt on the ground is playing dead, the boy in the chair holds the horse harness, but so does the dog - also sitting in a chair - behind the boy.

A young Ada youth

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Here's a young Ada boy probably dressed for his first-ever photograph. This photo was taken by M.V. Gilbert "artistic photographs" Ada, Ohio, 1882. Sorry to say, the youth is not identified.

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M.V. Gilbert, Ada photographer, photograph

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Here's a handsome but unknown Ada couple. The photo was taken by M.V. Gilbert, Artistic Photographs, Ada, in 1882. No other information is available on this couple. 

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An Ada couple

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Here's another early Ada couple, sorry to say, unidentified.

The back of the photo reads: 

M.V. Gilbert, artistic photographs

Ada, Ohio, 1881

Seventeen years experience.

Photographs of all sizes and latest styles made from life or old pictures. Negatives preserved.

J.A. Campbell, Ada studio

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Is this gentleman your great-grandfather? The photographer was J.A. Campbell, of Ada. The maN photographed is not identified. Do you have an old photo of Ada you'd like to share with viewers. Send it to: info@adaicon.com

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