: Tintype portrait of Bessie and William Brimbee. The couple was married on December 1, 1898, likely around the time this photograph was taken.
The photograph comes from the collection of Evva Kenney Heath, Bessie's younger sister. The sisters, along with their older brother John, were born to David and Louisa Kenney in Cardington, Ohio. Their father passed away when the children were young, and they were raised in Cardington by their mother. All three attended and graduated from the predominantly white Cardington-Union Schools. Bessie died at a young age shortly after the birth of her daughter, Florence, in 1902.
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: AL03635 Subjects
: African American couples; Tintype; Portrait photography Places
: Cardington (Ohio); Morrow County (Ohio)