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John and Barbara Erb

It isn’t often that I’m lucky enough to find more than one picture of an individual at different points in their life but these show John and Barbara Erb in youth and old age, they look as if they had a long and hopefully a happy life together.

February 24, 2010 - Posted by | Amish, Social History | , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Nice set of cards! I love to find photos of the same person too. They do look like they were a happy couple. Old Barb looks like my great grandma on a picture from 1920, same head gear, but she wasn’t Amish, only a country woman.

    Comment by bowlersandhighcollars | June 3, 2015 | Reply

    • I find John’s clothing strange not quite in keeping with the Amish ordnung, the early one is understandable but not the wedding picture.

      Comment by summertime75 | June 3, 2015 | Reply

      • Hm I don’t know enough about Amish wear to comment. Are you sure they were Amish at all?

        Comment by bowlersandhighcollars | June 3, 2015

      • They were sold as Amish which doesn’t mean too much but Barbara is wearing the prayer kapp Wien by the Amish and Mennonites, her dress is consistent with either but also Quaker. In the older picture they are both wearing Amish style dress and Barbara’s is like the Old Order Amish. There is a link on the right with most of my Amish collection.

        Comment by summertime75 | June 3, 2015

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