Sunday, June 10, 2012

Mis-IDed Photograph - Sarah Chalfant-Redus!

And the hits on just keep on coming. The picture below has been posted up on over 20 trees as being Sarah Chalfant-Redus, daughter of William Chalfant and Esther Baker.

The above picture that these folks have posted on their trees for Sarah Chalfant-Redus (1764-1825) and reposted to nearly two dozen other trees is not her.

It is a photograph Sarah Chaffin Redus (1818-1901), the grand daughter of the fore mentioned Sarah Chalfant and daughter of Aaron Redus/Lucy Ann Oglesby.

This is a photgraph of a young woman and keep in mind that even at the time of Sarah Chalfant's death in 1825 that photography had not been invented. The first permanent photograph was an image produced in 1826 by the French inventor Joseph Nicéphore Niépce. Time to take this photo myth down from before it spreads even more.