Gibson Photograph Collection

Title

Gibson Photograph Collection

Description

These photos were donated to MHGS in June, 2012, by Shirley Smith; there was no additional information from the donor. It appears that the photos belonged to Lorna Gibson, who was born in Vermont, lived several years in Palestine, with her mother, a missionary, and went into missionary work herself. The photos are very roughly grouped into three lots: Family photos from the Gibson and Cox families, snapshots taken in and around Palestine during the late 1920s and early 1930s focusing on Bernice Gibson, her work and her family, and snapshots taken in New England during the 1930s focusing on Lorna Gibson.

The first 25 photos were in a manilla envelope from "CAO TIMES, Box 75, Old Chelsea Station, New York, N.Y. 10113" (stamped) to "Mr. Curtis L. Gibson, General Delivery, Sulphur Springs AR 72768" post date unreadable

Items 26 through 37 were in a manilla envelope addressed to Bernice C. Gibson 412 Black Ave. Sulphur Spring, Ark, postmarked Chicago, Ill, no date.

Items 38 through 44 were in an unlabeled manilla envelope

Items 45 through 55 were in an unlabeled cardboard folder

Items 56 through 78 were in an unlabeled manilla envelope

7 copies of item 79 were in a manilla envelope labeled "Gibson Family Relatives & Friends. Mrs. Gibson, 412 Black Avenue. Sulphur Springs, Ark." No postmark

Item 80 was inside one envelope from "Lorna F. Gibson 29 Court Street Woodsville, New Hampshire" to "Moen Photo Service 867 Moen Bldg La Crosse, Wisconsin" postmarked August 11, 1943 and labeled "CBC senior graduation photo." This envelope was inside a second envelope from "19885 Wisteria St. Castro Valley, Calif." to "Mrs. Bernice C. Gibson Sulphur Springs Arkansas" and labelled "Lorna's Friends" and postmarked 1964.

The remaining items were in an envelope with a printed return address of "Spanish-World Gospel Mission, Inc. El Camino de la Vida, P.O. Box 542, Winona Lake, Indiana 46590" and a typed address of "Miss Lorna Gibson, Rt. 1 Box 199 Sulphur Springs, AR 72768"

The final item, oversized, was separate in the box.

The photos were processed by Julia Langel, June and July 2012.

Processing note: Several of the captions for the snapshots in these photos refer to "Mishlambs." After some investigation, the processor thinks that this may not be a family name; instead, it appears to be an affectionate collective nickname for the children of the missionary group Bernice Gibson belonged to.

Date

1920 - 1940

Items in the Gibson Photograph Collection Collection

Bernice Cox
Studio portrait of Bernice Cox

Bernice Cox
Studio portrait of A. Bernice Cox
Handwritten label on back says "A. Bernice Cox Taken 1910 18 yrs old".

Ethel E. Cox
Studio portrait of Ethel E. Cox
Handwritten label on back says "Ethel E. Cox June 8 1901 Graduation from Wells River High School".

Bernice Cox
Studio portrait of A. Bernice Cox.

Bernice C. Gibson
Studio portrait of Bernice C. Gibson
Handwritten label on back says "Bernice C. Gibson"

Unknown Woman
Studio portrait of an unknown woman

J. Elwell Cox
Studio Portrait of J. Elwell Cox (Handwritten label on front says "J. Elwell Cox"

James Elwell Cox
Studio Portrait of J. Elwell Cox
Handwritten label (A) on back says "Papa 42 years" label (B) on back says "James Elwell Cox born 1849-7-9 taken 1891 Died 1910(or 6) -3-4"

Eugene Sherwin
Studio portrait of Eugene Sherwin
Handwritten label on back says "Eugene Sherwin son of Charles Sherwin and Estelle Cox Sherwin."

Ronell Cox
Studio portrait of Ronell E. Cox
Handwritten label on back says "Ronell E. Cox Graduation picture 1901."