Doran Sisters – From Ireland to New Jersey – Those Places Thursday

This beautiful portrait is of Ellen "Nellie" Doran McVeigh Smythe Pearson (1884-1932) on the right, and it was most likely taken when she was a young woman in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The lovely linen blouses, and scarfs, accent their fair Irish complexions and gorgeous hair styles. They could be Gibson girl models. Since the photo … Continue reading Doran Sisters – From Ireland to New Jersey – Those Places Thursday

Photo of the Week – Ellen “Nellie” Doran Pearson and Family

This photograph came from the Rafferty family, and the words "Mother with Ruth and Helen" are written on the bottom.  After some discussion as to who exactly "Mother" was, my sister and I think it is Ellen "Nellie" Doran Pearson (1884-1932). Although the Rafferty family had the picture with their collection, there isn't enough of … Continue reading Photo of the Week – Ellen “Nellie” Doran Pearson and Family