Picnic on Rattlesnake Island photograph   Save
Jay Cooke Family Collection
Description: Photograph of young people and adults picnicking on Rattlesnake Island, an island on Lake Erie. The group is seated near a tree on a hillside. A blanket or cloth lies on the ground. Adult women are wearing hats, blouses, and long skirts. Younger boys are wearing knee-length pants. The photographer may have been Reverend Henry E. Cooke (1857-1915), son of the prominent American banker and financier Jay Cooke (1821-1905). Henry E. Cooke acted as his family's historian and photographer. He created or compiled poetry, sketches, humorous anecdotes, and several thousand photographs that documented three generations of the Cooke family. Rattlesnake Island was a favorite day-trip destination of the Jay Cooke family, which owned a summer home on neighboring Gibraltar Island. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL06291
Subjects: Picnics; Lake Erie Islands (Ohio); Cooke, Jay, 1821-1905; Family history
Places: Rattlesnake Island, Lake Erie Islands