You are looking at an identified photograph of Katie Beam, taken circa 1896, Reading, Pa.
This photo is in good shape with normal wear and tear and corner wear (see scans). The photo measures about 4x6 and it is id'd on the back as such: "KATIE BEAM, SHIRLEY BRENDLE AUNT"
I did some research on this photograph and this is what I've come up with: KATIE BEAM was born June 6, 1893, BRECKNOCK, LANCASTER, PA. to WILLIAM BARTON BEAM born May 1863 and ADALINE ROTH born November 1863.
KATIE had the following siblings: ELIZA JANE, born 1882, MABEL M., born 1884, HOWARD, born 1884, **IDELLA, born 1889 and HELEN born 1901.
**I will be listing separately a photograph of IDELLA BEAM GOOD with her husband EDWIN GOOD and daughter BEATRICE GOOD.
Note: I believe that the SHIRLEY BRENDLE that is mentioned on the back was the daughter of ELIZA JANE BEAM & her husband EMORY BRENDLE. It's possible that both of them died or possibly ELIZA JANE died because SHIRLEY is living with her grandparents (William B. & Adeline) in 1920. SHIRLEY BRENDLE was born abt. 1906. I have tracked her as far as 1930 where she is living at S. 4th St., Easton, Pa., she is single and working as a proof reader for a printing co.
As far as Katie Beam goes, it has been difficult to figure out who she married and I tried to isolate her to just Brecknock, Pa. but there were quite a few Katie's so it was impossible for me to figure it out. I do know that she was still living with her parents in the 1910 Brecknock, Pa. census records.
Katie is just one of about 10 photos that are all related in some way. I will be posting all of them within the next week or so.
Other surnames in this group are: BRENDLE, WITWER, WALTER, MYERS, SPOTTS, LEIB, PALM, VON NIEDA, BURKHART, HURST, WOLF and most of them are from the BRECKNOCK, PA. area.
NOTE: If you are looking for KATIE BEAM and her family in the 1910 census records, they have mispelled the last name as BEHNE/BEHIN but I have put in a correction.