Here are the 58 individual photos from Keziah Whitson Coles Valentine’s family album, circa 1870. Many of the photos were identified via pencil annotations by Keziah’s granddaughter, Edna Valentine Trapnell. Most of the subjects were born in the late 18th century, or early 19th century in and around Glen Cove, where Keziah was born. They are almost exclusively family, primarily from the Coles or Valentine lines, but also from related lines, such as Griffen, Willets, and Post.
While it’s too bad the inside pages have been mildly defaced, that seems like a preferable alternative to not having any idea who these folks were. Gr-grandma Edna was more concerned with chronicling than preservation, but since this album hadn’t seen the light of day much in at least 50 years, it is still doing well for future generations to appreciate.