But maybe she wasn’t completely wrong: Martha Humbarger’s mother, Sarah (Smith) Jacobs, could be in this photo with siblings or in-laws. Born in 1829, she’d be in her early 20s when the picture was taken. Norman is having trouble finding the Smiths because of their common surname. Perhaps this photo will help her solve the puzzle.
2. Norman’s photo shows three different types of collars—ribbon-trimmed, small and round, and stand-up. This young woman wears fashionable mid-19th-century attire: ribbons crossed around the neckline, a tight-fitting bodice and little capped sleeves.