The top two tintypes, 1 & 2, immediately below were provided by Melda Hartley Silk and Frances Cronin. I have used a number of techniques to try to identify any writing on front or back. I believe fairly confidently I see the words G. Leroy Hartley on the slats of the chair. I would like anyone looking at these pictures to determine if they believe the two are George L. and/or Charles Hooker Hartley. Email me or call me with their opinion. I believe that the man on the left in photo 2 is the same as the boy photo1. The photo 3 of the two males in bowties I believe to be of G. L. & Hooker Hartley. I am, however not totally sure. Since George was 12 years older this may seem unlikely, however if you look closely at Hooker I believe you will agree he could be a boy of 12-13 dressed for some special occasion, maybe church related. Still the tintype portrait, also included, of Hooker causes some doubt for my ids.
One problem is the wavy hair of the the man in pict 2. If however you look at picture 8, the back of G. L.’s hair is not flat, but sticks out which might indicate wavy. Tintype 3 definitely shows some waves. Picture 4 is a tintype of Charles Hooker. Could Hooker be man on right in Pict 2? Melda Silk, his daughter thinks it might be. Pat Oakes thinks not. I have also included the very few pictures of George W. Hartley, G. L and Hooker’s father.