Eliza Jane Gilbert 1840-1915. This summer I started going through my maternal grandmother Helen’s pictures and papers. Helen wasn’t an exuberant photographer like Hazel. Hazel was always trying to capture candid, sometimes goofy, pictures of people. Helen was more restrained and dignified. Helen would have abhorred the selfie whoring so common today. Restraint is often dull but Helen compensated with superior organization and documentation. Most of her pictures are clearly labeled and dated with some serious exceptions and we are looking at one. In one of her old boxes labeled “Grandparents” I found four portraits. All four were modern copies of originals. It looks like they were pictures of pictures. Two pictures were labeled “Augustus A. Burdick” and “Julia Ann Weber Rock” Augustus and Julia were two of Helen’s grandparents so I presume the other two pictures were her other grandparents: Eliza Jane Gilbert and Norman Nelson Rock. I am very confident the woman in this picture is Eliza as I have another picture of her sitting with her son, Tilly, and Leone. Eliza was a civil war widow. Her husband was killed when she was twenty-four. I am not sure if she ever remarried. Eliza looks about forty in this picture implying it was taken around 1880.