Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: The Steiner Sisters' Tea Party

Elizabeth Rinehart Steiner and her husband, Edward G. Steiner, had an all-girl family except for their only son (Orville, my Sympathy Saturday subject).

Here, four of the six sisters pose for a "tea party" photo. My sis-in-law thinks that Carrie, Floyda, Blanche (Etta), and Minnie are in this photo. This photo was probably taken after Addy (Addline) Steiner died in 1879, so the fifth sister shown must be the oldest, Margaret (Mary) Steiner (later Margaret Post).


  1. What a very lovely photograph. Beautiful.
    Theresa (Tangled Trees)

  2. I adore this photograph! The ruffles, the hair, the flowers - wonderful. Thank you so for sharing it.

  3. Thanks for stopping by, Susan and Theresa--I like this photo also, it's surprisingly "contemporary" considering the current fashion for ruffles and all!