|The Stratton Family|
This is a stereograph family picture taken outside the family home. The photographer was E. A. Morley of East Lee, Berkshire, Massachusetts. Edward A. Morley is listed as a traveling photographer in the 1880 US population census residing in Berkshire County. The photo dates from ca 1881.
From left to right: Charles Stratton II (1876-1945), Charles Stratton I (1832-1886), Lucy (Baker) Stratton (1839-1926), Lucy (Hamblin) Baker (1804-1895) and Frances Leda Stratton (1878-1968).
|Charles Stratton II, Charles Stratton I|
|Lucy (Baker) Stratton and Leda Stratton|
Historically, people had somber expressions when their photos were taken. The unusually light coloration of Charles I and Lucy (Hamblin) Baker's eyes may be due to the photographic processes used in early photographs as discussed by Brett Payne in "The Man with the Piercing Blue Eyes."