Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: John Henry Mertena, c. 1910

This is a photo of my great-great-grandfather, John Henry MERTENA, who has been the topic of so many posts lately. I am currently on a mission to find his father. John Henry is the one in the back seat of the car. The man in front holding the steering wheel is his younger half-brother, Bill COTHERN. We are not quite sure about the identity of the other young man in the front, but it was probably a friend.


  1. Love the car... is that a fake background?!?
    Backgrounds can be so fascinating...

    Thanks for sharing!

    Bill ;-)

  2. Love this picture. It is a classic.

  3. I love this picture! What size is the original and where did you get it? I am picturing a copy framed on the wall of our office. This picture is perfectly manly enough to be viewed while sipping whiskey out of crystal and reading leather-bound books. I love it.

  4. T This picture was tkien in a studio where there was a fake background and mounted on a postcard as many of them were LOVE ,GRNDMOTHER TRAHAN