Cabinet Cards Revisited

Part of the collection of my third cousin Joe from Plainville, Connecticut… These cabinet cards were scanned in 2012. At that time I did not realize Malvina was there all the time.


boy TerrienIsabelle Marie Terrien (1896-1921)baby Smith PhotographerHennessey sistersKatherine Elizabeth Hennessy and her husband Patrick SheaBennington womanbaby South OmahaJean-Baptiste Alexandre Junior, son of Philomene LagasseParsons photographer -  a man - Adams, MassachusettsJoseph Terrien and his wife Exilda GrégoireJoseph TerrienPhoebe Alexandre, daughter of Philomene Lagasseunknown young man - Bristol, Connecticut (seen with new wife on another picture)unknown young married couple - Bristol, Connecticutwoman New YorkParsons photographer - picture of a woman - Adams, MassachusettsParsons photographer - older woman - Adams, MassachusettsParsons photographer - older woman - Adams, Massachusettspicture of a young baby - Bristol, Connecticutwoman PittsfieldMarguerite Alexandre, sister of Henriette Alexandre and Jean-Baptiste Alexandre Seniorpicture of a young child - North Adams, MassachusettsParsons photographer -  a young child - Adams, Massachusettspicture of a young man - New Yorkstill not sure who this young lady is - Bristol, Connecticut (Agnes Alexandre?)picture of a young child - North Adams, Massachusettsyoung Myra Alexandre daughter of Philomene Lagasse and Jean-Baptiste AlexandreParsons photographer - picture of a young woman - North Adams, MassachusettsGale photographer - young woman BristolParsons photographer -  a young woman - Adams Massachusetts


The Section Man

5 years ago I had found this poem while I was researching the Malmaison Hamlet and the Malloy family. It was about…

The Section Man

by Edna Jacques

We passed him there, knee-deep in snow,

Standing to watch the train go by,

A lonely man in overalls,

Outlined against the snowy sky.

Along by Field, where peak and heigh

Make ghostly shadows in the night.

His face was bitten by the cold,

His mittened hands were stiff and hard

Yet there he stood as staunch and true

As any soldier standing guard,

Keeping his trackage swept and bare

That we might pass in safety there.

Oh, unsung heroes of the land,

The lowly knight of mawl and spade,

His home a lonely section-house,

His trust a curving mile of grade.

Seen through the dusk, a tired wraith

Knee-deep in snow…he still keeps faith.

Source: Canadian Pacific Railway, Factors in Railway and Steamship Operation.