Sunday, January 10, 2016

Photo of the Week: Rice-Fordyce Wedding

(By Candice Buchanan, Greene Connections Archivist)

Joshua and Henrietta (Fordyce) Rice
PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Carte-de-Visite photograph of Civil War veteran Joshua Rice [1840-1896] and his wife, Henrietta (Fordyce) Rice [1846-1920], on their wedding day 4 November 1866.

This original image was captured by Rogers Brothers, Opposite Public Square, Waynesburg, Penna.

The featured couple are at the center of the fantastic John Robert "Bob" Rice Collection, which includes eight series and subseries containing over 160 photos. Scrolling through each of these series is fascinating. The pictures represent not only the Rice and Fordyce extended families, but also neighbors, friends, and community scenes. Also included are Civil War comrades, some of whom were imprisoned with Joshua Rice at Andersonville. Most of the photographs are identified. Researcher contributions credited throughout the collection have enriched the descriptions.

Click the following link to view the John Robert "Bob" Rice Collection. Next, click on each series, and then make a final click on the first photo in each series, to begin touring these historic local images. Detailed captions appear beneath each picture.

The Rice-Fordyce Series photographs were passed from Joshua Rice [1840-1896] and his wife, Henrietta Fordyce [1846-1920], to their son John Lockwood Rice [1886-1964] and his wife, Mary Irene Phillips [1887-1959], to their son John Robert Rice who owned and shared the photographs with the Greene Connections: Greene County, Pennsylvania Archives Project in 2006. is a free local history archival project. Sponsored by LOLA Energy.

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