Barbara Pharris of Irving was looking for early pictures of her family, the Brolls. In her venture she came up with a mystery photo album.
She said, “I took a trip down south and I ran by my cousin’s place, John Janacek. He is 90 years old. I asked him if he had any pictures of the Broll’s from 1878-1890. My mom was first generation [in America].”
Janacek gave her a box filled with photos and in it was an upscaled photo album.
She said, “It was expensive at the time. There are several posed studio photos. I don’t know any of their names or why they are in there.”
Pharris sent the album to Yorktown News-View.
“I thought maybe I can get information who they may be then I thought to call the paper,” Pharris said.
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